RESIDENTS in Frome can still enjoy festivities this year - despite the traditional switch on not being able to go ahead.

The Christmas tree lights will be switched on by the Mayor of Frome on Sunday, November 29 and the switch on will be live streamed so everyone can enjoy from the warm comfort of their own homes.

The team at Light the Night are still creating beautiful DIY lanterns - but as the parade cant take place - they will put the lanterns in front windows and gardens to create a special lantern trail around the town.

Mayor of Frome, Anita Collier, said: “As I’m sure everyone understands, the safety of our residents and any visitors is our number one priority, this is why we are unable to gather together in the Market Place as we normally would.

“But, Christmas is most definitely not cancelled and together we can still make sure Frome brings light and cheer to our streets. I do hope you’ll be able to join me online with our virtual Christmas tree light switch on”.