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Brightlingsea Christmas Lights Trail

We're lighting up the town!

Despite the cancellation of the hugely popular Brightlingsea Christmas Tree Festival in All Saints' Church this year, the festival committee has created a Covid-friendly event that everyone can take part in - the Brightlingsea Christmas Lights Trail. The trail will start at All Saints' with a display in the churchyard, taking in the lights in shops around the High Street and Victoria Place, and end at the Hard where you'll find even more specially-made illuminations.

We've had a great response. Over 100 residents have added their lights to the Trail – everything from illuminated Christmas trees, decorated windows, flashing Santas and spectacular snowmen. Using the map below you can make up your own route around the town, but it might take some time to see them all! Down at the Hard you'll find a collection of specially-made lights on, plus Santa (sadly not a real one) in Grotto by the Colne Yacht Club.

The lights on the Hard will be shining after dusk from Saturday, December 5, until January 2. Visitors are reminded to adhere to Covid restrictions by staying in family groups and observing social distancing. The grotto will be on show day and evening under the Yacht Club, though if the weather is bad, Santa may take shelter. Parking in the Oyster Tank Road car park is recommended, particularly as there are some high tides expected in the middle of the month! The lights at All Saints' churchyard will be on over the the weekends of December 12 & 13 and 19 & 20, completing a Trail that will run from one end of town to the other.

You can also find information about the Trail and other events, including the Advent Windows displays, in the Brightlingsea at Christmas guide, which has been delivered to all households in the town. If you haven't had one, you can download a copy here.

Virtual Christmas Tree Festival & Competition

If you're missing the Christmas Tree Festival and the decorated trees – you can still see them on Brightlingsea Info. We've moved the usual competition online – find out more and enter your trees here. The online festival is helping to raise funds for the redevelopment work at All Saints' Church and if you'd like to make a donation, click the button below.

Follow the Brightlingsea Christmas Lights Trail

5 Wellington Street CO7 0DB
36 Fordwich Road CO7 0RE
97 Tower Street CO7 0AN
Lesson Grove Church Road CO7 0QX
38 Dover Road CO7 0PU
22 Marsh Way CO7 0LH
20 Richard Avenue CO7 oLP
20 New Street CO7 0BZ
20 Nelson Street CO7 0DZ
20 Francis Street CO7 0DG
20 Elm Drive CO7 0LA
2 North Road CO7 0PL
18 Nelson Street CO7 0DZ
15 Silcott Street CO7 0DR
10 York Road CO7 0JA
10 Sydney Street CO7 0BG
1 Whitegate Road CO7 0EP
Creeky Cottage 48 Mill Street CO7 0SZ
14 Ash Close CO7 0JY
8 Bellfield close Co7 0nu
63 lower park road co7 0lq
The cypresses 41church road Co7 0jf
22 CO7 0EX Greenhurst road CO7 0EX
1 Osbourne Court Victoria Place CO7 0EB
81 Colne Road CO7 0DU
19 Queen Street Co7 0ph
57 New street CO7 0DD
10 Lodge Road CO7 0JQ
1 Bellfield close Co7 0nu
47 Church Road CO70JF
24 John Street CO7 0NA
76 Lower Park Road CO7 0JX
64 Lower Park Road CO7 0JX
21 Marsh way Co70lh
69 Spring road Co70pn
1 Olde Forge CO7 0QZ
Railway Tavern Station Road CO70DT
8 Hall Cut CO7 0BY
Morgan Marine Flat 1, 46-48 Waterside Marina CO7OFH
85 Red Barn Road Brightlingsea CO7 0SL
16 Lower park road Co7 0js
7 Marennes Crescent CO7 0RX
33.park drive Brightlingsea CO7 0JU
31 .park drive Brightlingsea CO7 0JU
65 High Street CO7 0AQ
Driftwood 2A Marennes Crescent CO7 0RX
30 John Street CO7 0NA
16 Queen Street CO7 0PH
5 silcott street silcott street CO70DP
85/83 Colne Road CO7 0DU
Wisteria Place 100 Chapel Road CO7 0HE
66 Seaview Rd CO7 0PR
5 Tower street CO7 0AL
Sarane Church Road Co7 0Qu
36 Maltings Road CO7 0RG
63 Spring Road CO7 0PN
8 Spring Road CO7 0PJ
42 Planton Way CO7 0LB
14 Eastern Road CO7 0HU
74 New Street CO7 0DD
Dove House Station Road CO7 0DT
41 Elm Drive CO7 0LA
8 Marennes Crescent CO7 0RX
98 Tower street CO7 0AN
9 Seaview Gardens CO7 0PW
Brightlingsea Museum Station Road CO7 0DT
41 Seaview Road CO7 0PP
11 Ladysmith Avenue CO7 0JD
57 Hurst Green CO7 0EH
1 Silcott St CO7 0DP
22 Silcott CO7 0DR
Patrick and Menzies Opticians Station Road CO7 0BT
27 Seaview Road Brightlingsea CO7 0PP
Hartismere Church Road CO70QP
47 Ladysmith avenue Co7 0jd
39 Seaview Road Co70pp
Brightlingsea Foodbank's Fans for Food tree, hosted by Life Care Mobility Ltd, 47 Victoria Place CO7 0AB
19 Hythe Grove CO7 0RD
Colne Yacht Club Waterside CO7 OAX
6 Walnut Way CO7 0LJ
25 Hurst Green Brightlingsea CO7 0HG
8 Sycamore Mews CO7 0FQ
19 Western Rd CO7 0HZ
Festive Frills pop up stall. 33 Hurst Green CO7 0HA
16 Regent Rd Co7 0nl
40 Church Road CO7 0JF
21 Oyster Tank Road Brightlingsea CO7 0DW
14 Romney Close CO7 0RJ
114 Sydney Street Co7 0BD
Cockleshell House 10 Wellington Street co7 0db
44 Red Barn Road CO7OSJ
Nonpareil (Boat) Harbour Square Marins CO7 0GE
9 Osbornes Court Victoria Place CO7 0EB
95 High Street CO7 0EG
178 Church Road CO7 0QU
44 New street Co7 0dd
144 Tower Street CO70AW
77 Tower street Co70an
41 Lower Park Road Co7 0jx
36a Granville Way Co70sy
19 Fieldgate Dock CO7 0BL
112 Chapel road Co7 0HE
37 Samsons Road co7 0rn
Brightlingsea Sailing Club Oyster Tank Road CO7 0RW
18 Samsons Road CO7 0RW
34 Hurst Green CO7 0HA
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