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Help us light up Banbury this Christmas!

We’re all in need of a little Christmas magic right now.

This year we’ve sadly not been able to do a big Banbury town Christmas lights switch-on, but just because we can’t all meet-up and watch as the town’s festive lights go on, doesn’t mean we can’t have an online switch-on!

We need your help bringing some festive fun to Banbury with our online switch-on! All you need to do is send us a 10 second video of you switching on your Christmas lights at home. You could even win a £50 gift card to spend at a Castle Quay store if you do!*

To make this work we’re going to need all of your videos by Wednesday 25th November, so if you’ve been toying with the idea of putting the tree and decs up already –well here’s your official request to do so!

To send in your videos you can either:

a) Send them by Facebook messenger to @shopcastlequay

b) Send by Instagram messenger to @shopcastlequay

c) Whats app to our video team at 07842 708227

Video tips:

  • Hold your camera phone landscape/sideways so that you capture a wide view of your lights going on.

  • You can film your external Christmas house lights or your interior Christmas lights switching on.

  • You’re welcome to be in the video yourself if you wish, but these videos will be shared online and with local press so we really get the Banbury Christmas message here, there and everywhere.
  • Try and aim to keep your video to 10 seconds long.

All videos provided to Castle Quay Shopping Centre for the purpose of this online Christmas Light switch-on video will be merged into a festive showreel of all video snippets sent in. This video showreel will be shared on social media and with local media, all in the name of spreading the festive spirit around Banbury. If you are not comfortable with the idea of the general public seeing you lovely Christmas decorations, then please do not send in your video clips.

*£50 gift card terms & Conditions.