2020 was a year like no other.
Events cancelled, plans changed, and for switching on the Christmas lights without a crowd, stage or live entertainment.
The team behind everything crossed to make this a reality again for everyone this year.
St Ives Christmas Lights with ILUX have secured a £10,000 grant from St. Ives Town Council towards the display, and other donations and sponsorship offers are coming in.
The display was certainly one of the best the town has seen for a very long time.
To light up the town comes at a cost. St Ives Christmas Lights with ILUX are launching a fundraising campaign to match the grant £ for £ and hope to raise at least an additional £10,000.
“We are asking all local businesses and residents to consider sponsoring a light for £100. With 41 street lights this would give us a great starting point to hitting our target.”
As things start to return to normal in the town, the team are focusing their attention on planning this year‘s lights display. As many of you will have seen last year they spent considerable time and money on planning a brand-new display to light up the town and hope that it had the impact they hoped for.
“We are building and improving on this further and seeking financial support over the coming months, and to work with many of the businesses and local councils to encourage many people back into our beautiful town and to start using your businesses again. Part of our plan is to work with the economic development team at Huntingdonshire district Council and their plan of encouraging people to shop locally.”
“Our current plan is to open up the event to include a three day market in Bridge Street, which is to be confirmed in the next few weeks, and a two day event with the switch on being on Saturday, the 20th of November.”
If you would like everyone to get involved and if you would like to donate then please go to our Just Giving page or use your phone to scan our QR code to donate directly.
With the plan to add to the display we are supporting to help with encouraging people back in to the town. Let’s all work together to make this happen.
We will be publishing further updates on our Facebook page.