A business which has been part of the ever-evolving high street in Horsham for over 100 years, is embracing 21st century technology with its sponsorship of the Year of Culture’s festive light spectacular in the town this December.
Wakefields Jewellers has been present on Horsham’s West Street since 1911 and its current owners, made up of sister and brother team Melanie and Dominic Wakefield, are enjoying top billing as headline sponsors of Light Up Horsham.
Light Up Horsham, organised by Horsham District Council as the finale to the Year of Culture, is a festive light and sound projection show, set to take place from Saturday 30 November until Thursday 31 December (not Christmas Day), from 4pm – 8pm.
The show will take place every 15 minutes and will be a 10-minute Christmas extravaganza of all things festive.
As headline sponsors, Wakefields Jewellers will have their own moment in the projections which will encapsulate the romance of Christmas.
Dominic Wakefield, co-owner of Wakefields, said:
“The festive season is our favourite time of year in store at Wakefields, we share the buzz and excitement with our customers searching for the perfect gifts for their loved ones.
“This year is going to be extra special because of our involvement with this new project in the town, we really hope it’s going to bring a touch of Christmas magic as we count down towards Christmas Day in Horsham.”
Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure Cllr Jonathan Chowen commented:
“I am delighted that Wakefields Jewellers have so generously stepped up, alongside other local businesses, to support us through their generous sponsorship of this unique and exciting project for the town centre.
“Light up Horsham will be an amazing stand out event for the town and will attract people from far and wide to come and visit Horsham and all it has to offer.
“It is something completely different which will be free for everyone to enjoy, and a very fitting finale to the incredible Horsham District Year of Culture 2019.”
Five further local businesses are supporting the event as show sponsors: Impact Specialist Finance, The Horsham Cellar, Barratt Homes, Giggling Squid, Doodie Stark and The Café at No.4.
Make sure to follow #LightUpHorsham for all the latest updates.
There’s a huge amount planned for Horsham this December, look out for our Christmas Window Wonderland shop window display competition throughout the month, Horsham Churches Together Christmas Musical Nativity Concert and Trail and Carol Service on 14 December, festive Christmas Markets every Saturday and Sunday in the run-up to Christmas and much more.