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Ripon Christmas Lights

Funded on Spacehive 30 September 2013

Impact data and claims within this report are provided by the project creator and have not been independently verified by Spacehive.

Ripon Christmas Lights

Ripon Christmas Lights

Alan Weston By Alan Weston

We want to bring the festive atmosphere to Ripon by adorning our iconic city centre with an artistic classical display of pure white illuminations.

Ripon Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 30 Sep 2013!

The funding for this project will allow us to create a Christmas Light display that's representative of the town's stature and quality. The Market Square is the iconic focal point of the city, and the pedestrianized area is a great space for putting on a programme of activities and entertainment. During the Christmas period this will be a pull for residents and visitors alike, and this will have a knock-on effect for all parts of the City Centre. A strong visual stimulus is essential to saturate the area with festive spirit, and festive spirit means footfall!

What we'll deliver:

  • Buy new LED displays for installation on the 8 lamp columns around Market Place
  • Buy new LED lights for the Market Place Christmas tree
  • Install all of the newly purchased Christmas lights

Why it's a great idea:

The superior quality of the proposed lighting installation gives it longevity, and a legacy to build upon in future years.

The presence of a night-time installation will give a boost to Ripon's emergent evening economy.

Steps to get it done:

  • Get the lights installed by the supplier
  • Purchase the lights from a specialist supplier

To be installed in 2013 the funding has to be raised quickly, or we'll have to wait until Christmas 2014 for our new lights.

Ripon City Council have committed to earmarking money for the installation, removal and storage of these new Christmas Lights for 4 years from 2014 to 2017.

The Christmas Lights Switch-On will take place on 23rd November 2013 and is being lead by the City Development Team, working in conjunction with the Discover Ripon partners including Ripon Festivals and the Ripon & District Chamber of Trade & Commerce.

We've also got an emerging programme of events and activities over the Christmas period to try to create a festive buzz.

To reiterate this is the first phase of improving the Christmas Lights we have in the City and if successful we want to do more and improve Christmas Lights in other parts of the City next year.


Location Ripon

About the space

The Market Place


Ripon City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £9,580

Snowfall LED display lights and installation - £8,025 (84%)
Christmas tree lights - £760 (8%)
Other - £795 (8%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Snowfall LED display lights and installation
Christmas tree lights
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £9,580

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