Everyone who comes to see the Christmas Lights and the special events on the Switch-On day knows that Ambleside puts on a magical show .
But most people don't know what happens in the background and that almost all the work is done by unpaid volunteers. (We pay our qualified electrician and our Event Coordinator.)
The work starts in March or April when plans are porepared for the coming year.
Cruises are booked and legal processes such as the road closure order are applied for. Fireworks are booked and the websites are updated as needed.
** Over 2800 bulbs need to be checked and replaced if need be! It's not a glamourous job but doing properly means that a street looks great.
We are indebted to all our volunteers for ALL that they do to make the lights a success. We also want to mention Stiles Coffee Bar and Mr.H's Tearoom who provided free coffees and bacon rolls to revive us as we worked! Thank you so much!
This section will be updated as more pictures arrive and time permits!