Hollywood star Nicolas Cage switches on Bath lights
26th November 2009
Bath has invited one of its most famous residents, film star Nicolas Cage, to switch on the city’s brand new Christmas lights on 26th November.
The switch on will take place at 6.30pm when Nicolas Cage joins the stage on Milsom Street. Mr Cage who is “excited and privileged” to be switching on the lights has said that he “loved Bath and thought it a beautiful city”. This year Bath will have a brand new set of Christmas lights provided by a company who have illuminated cities from Paris to New York.
The annual tradition of the Christmas Lights switch on marks the start of the Bath Christmas Market and late night shopping in Bath and will take place on Milsom Street. The event will kick off at 4:30pm with musicians and bands and at 6:00pm Heart FM DJ Toby Anstis will be on stage to entertain the crowds before Nicolas Cage makes his appearance to switch on the Christmas lights.
Bath will be buzzing on 26th November with plenty happening across the city after the switch on event has taken place.
The Bath Christmas Market will be set in the stunning location between Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths and will feature over 100 traditional wooden chalets selling everything imaginable for the perfect shopping experience - local and unique crafts, jewellery, clothes, accessories and decorations. The festive event is very popular and attracts visitors from around the country.
Victoria Spriggs, Event Manager at Bath Tourism Plus, commented, "Bath Christmas Market has such a great appeal because of its unique and beautiful setting. Also, a lot of people like to visit the market as part of a break to Bath and enjoy everything else that the city has to offer".
The evening will also see the start of late night shopping in Bath. With such a high percentage of independent and boutique shops in Bath, the city is the perfect place to find a special present. And with all the usual high street stores there is plenty for shoppers to explore. The much-awaited first phase of Southgate will be opening its doors to the public on 4th November 2009 and will be open late to shoppers on 26th November. New retail outlets to open include Boots, H&M, New Look and Quiksilver.