addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwchatcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-crosscrosseditemptyheartfacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgoogleimagesinstagramlinklocation-pinmagnifying-glassmailminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1outlookpersonplusprice-ribbonImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruseryahoo

Bath Christmas Lights Switch On + Pub

  • Nov 12, 2013 · 5:45 PM
  • This location is shown only to members

Now, you might wonder why somebody flicking a switch to turn on extra street lights causes such exuberance in the local population that crush barriers and extra police have to be brought in.

Yeah, me too.

But never mind that. There's a joyful vibe on the streets and it's an excuse for mulled wine and general merry-making.

The entertainment starts at 5.30pm, the actual switching-on time is 6.15 to 6.30pm.


If you do go to the pub afterwards, someone needs to post a comment below to let other people know where you are since I am no longer hosting.


Someone called Mary Berry, 'Queen of Cakes' is throwing the switch. I assume her title relates to making cakes rather than consuming them, but I guess that'll be obvious when we see her.


Join or login to comment.

  • J

    I think it would be a good idea if there was a meet up badge as it can be difficult for people to go up to strangers and ask.....why dont we do one? It could just be a red badge with the letter MU ...or MUG ! ha for Meet up Group...okay I was kidding about the mug bit...but the group was , in fairness split between two tables so we were not as conspicous as we could have been :0(

    November 13, 2013

  • Pam P.

    Hi Nick and Nina,
    Hi Nina, really sorry you had this experience especially in your firs time Nina. There were a groupof us in Waitrose cafe between about 5.30 and 6.15. Very unusually we didn't have a host last night as he gave notice a few days ago that something he couldn't avoid had come up, and nobody stepped in for him. This is very unusual so please try again . Also, I know it's a bit daunting when you don't know anyone, but when you arrive at a venue just approach any group you see and ask if it's the meet up group. It usually is in my experience . Hope to meet you soon and sorry again about last night.

    November 13, 2013

  • Nick

    Hopeless, nobody responded to my attempts to meet up. Organiser pulled out, only found that out by chance. Spent over an hour wandering around waiting for an email or text. Found that you cannot press the return key on the iphone without it sending the message, so had sent 3 messages before realised quite what was happening!!! Went home. Not a happy bunny! Off to Bristol on Thursday, sure that will be OK. Hope to see you all another time.

    November 12, 2013

    • Nina B

      Hope it's not always like this!

      November 13, 2013

    • Dawn T.

      Hi Nina, I it certainly not 'always like this', rest assured. There are lots of lovely people in the Meet Ups groups and events I've attended to date have been fun. Please do come along to another one soon.

      1 · November 13, 2013

  • Nick

    hi Paula I am still in bath but sat in my car I could meet you at 8.15 outside all bar one nick

    November 12, 2013

    • Paula

      Hi Nick sorry i didn't see your reply soon enough, in on way home, got caught up in manic crowd in Milsom street :) in guessing not the most successful meet up, but it was still nice to take in the atmosphere:)

      November 12, 2013

    • Paula

      And the 'in's' should be 'I'm' :)

      November 12, 2013

  • Nick

    Hi paula

    November 12, 2013

  • Paula

    Is there anyone still in Bath ?

    November 12, 2013

  • Nick

    Given up and going home

    November 12, 2013

  • Nick

    Ok made a bit of a cock up with previous message so where are you as nothing through on the email nick

    November 12, 2013

  • Nick

    omeone enlighten me?

    November 12, 2013

  • Nick

    hi I am in bath now but no idea where the meet up is

    November 12, 2013

  • Nick

    Hi

    November 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    At Waitrose coffee now. Is anyone else here? And is someone else hosting?

    November 12, 2013

  • MW

    Hola -there seems to be a slight lack of coordination(!) - so, my tel is[masked] so pls text whereabouts if re-locating etc or to find out what's going on! BUT I will be at Waitrose cafe just before 6! x Max

    November 12, 2013

  • Paula

    Don't think I can get there for 5.45 will check in for updates :(

    November 12, 2013

  • Nick

    Just seen that the host has dropped out, ie no one in charge. I cannot get to the Podeum for 6. Is somebody going to post a pub venue and approximate time?

    November 12, 2013

  • Dawn T.

    Sorry. Post op still not managing to do all I'd like to. Will have to cry off tonight. Hope you all have fun :-)

    November 12, 2013

  • Amy

    I am going to have to say "No", as I am not sure can make it by 5:45pm to meet up at Waitrose.

    November 12, 2013

  • Yvonne

    I have changed to no as I will be late, so don't wait, will depend on the traffic.

    November 12, 2013

  • Jane

    Have changed my RSVP to no - just in case. Do not wait. I will try and come to Waitrose for 5.45. Jane

    November 11, 2013

  • Nick

    I will try and meet up during the evening, but won't be at Waitrose for 5.45.
    I shall await updates tomorrow evening. Look forward to meeting up.

    November 11, 2013

  • Paula

    Hi I would love to come along to the Christmas lights switch on, this will be the first meeting that I have attended , look forward to meeting everyone.

    November 11, 2013

  • J

    I am not sure if I can make this at this time, traveling from Bristol as The freind I am bringing probablay doesnt even get home till six, so I may come on my own instead as I can get there earlier.

    November 7, 2013

  • Richard

    I have a sports fixture on Tuesday evening which means that I'm not going to be able to realistically make this until 7.30pm. So I'm going to cancel as event host. I suggest that you meet at[masked]pm in Waitrose coffee shop. (Waitrose is great -you get a free case of champagne when you fill up on helicopter fuel. But I digress.) From there it's a hop, skip and jump to Milsom Street. Be aware that Milsom Street will be mobbed by this time, and likely closed off. The only way to get close to the action is to follow Tiggy's advice and enter via the back of Jolly's. If you go for drinks afterwards post your location so that others can join you if they wish. Have fun.

    November 7, 2013

  • Tiggy S.

    Do we know yet who is doing the flicking? There's a secret way to get down the front - you go through Jollys from the street behind it. Okay, it's less secret now.

    October 14, 2013

    • J

      think we will all have to follow you then ! he he

      October 15, 2013

    • hayley

      Hi Tigs, it me, Mary Berry's doing the good deeed:)

      1 · November 4, 2013

  • Amy

    Do we have a meet up point regarding this?
    Thanks

    November 1, 2013

    • J

      hoe late do the coffee shops stay open then ? I really dont mind either suits me

      November 3, 2013

    • Amy

      Thanks for organizing...It sounds like it's going to be crowded...but it will be fun to get into the spirit and meet some of you I haven't met before.

      November 4, 2013

  • Yvonne

    Can you let me know where the meeting point is and what time, thanks

    November 4, 2013

  • J

    oh good old Mary Berry, she is an inspirational cook, very interesteing lady, probably the inspiration for our Delia Smith x go Mary xx he he

    October 14, 2013

  • Pam P.

    Have my philosophy class at 7 so will mooch about with you before that and rejoin at. 9 if anyone is still in the pub

    October 14, 2013

  • Amy

    Great way to start my first official Christmas in England:0)

    1 · October 14, 2013

  • J

    yes I think I could enjoy this :0) and agree what a lovely way to connect

    October 14, 2013

  • Dawn T.

    Always a heart warming night. Local kids do some entertainment, rewards to people with extra special contributions to society, celeb (minor ish to quite major over the years) turns on the lights. Choirs, singing, dancing, wine, and the market delights. All with new friends. What more could you want?

    October 14, 2013

12 went

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy