Who is going to switch on the Southwold Christmas lights in 2013 is the big question around town.

The event named ‘Switch on Southwold’ was entailed in a dramatic twist in 2012, due to a row over costing the event.

At one point the event looked destined for the ‘naughty list’, until Adnams Brewery stumped up £10,000 to help save the event.

Southwold town council also pledged £2,000 to the annual festivities.

The switch-on saw more than 1500 people turn out for the traditional Victorian themed event which took place in the market place and included a fake snow machine.

The winter wonderland effect it created was a real hit with the kids, and not forgetting the biggest kids of all, the adults.

So with new organisers and plenty of volunteers at the helm, expect this Christmas switch-on to be a spectacular event.

This year’s event has been scheduled for December 6th, with the official switch-on at 7pm.

And if you are the daring type, then why not get involved in the Rotary Club of Southwold and District’s annual Christmas Day swim.

It has a real community feel with everyone clubbing together to raise money for charity. The swim is certain to be well attended and begins at 10:30am on December 25th.

Or perhaps a little retail therapy is what you are looking for. If it is, then Southwold can boast a range of shops for those festive gifts.

Don’t forget to take a look around Adnams Brewery, they offer a fantastic brewery and distillery tour, and what better time to look around than the season to be jolly.

We can offer you a range of properties in and around Southwold ideal for getting into the festive spirit.

If it is a romantic break you are looking for then we have several quaint cottages, perfect for that loving holiday.

We also have larger properties for groups of family or friends who are looking for the perfect place to stay over Christmas.

Jingle bells, jingle bells…



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