Light Up Chichester Hero Competition

You are invited to nominate your real life superhero to light-up Chichester this Christmas

Chichester BID is seeking nominations for two exceptional individuals to switch on the Christmas Lights in Chichester City Centre on Saturday 25 November at 6.30pm.

In a departure from previous years, Chichester BID has introduced two categories for local hero nominations: one for individuals under 18 and another for those aged 18 and above. This offers the opportunity for the community to nominate up to two people who have ‘lit up their lives’ in the past year. Whether it’s a family member, friend, neighbour, NHS worker, inspiring teacher, or a committed community champion or fundraiser, if they’ve made a meaningful difference or displayed extraordinary resilience over the past 12 months, this is a wonderful chance for them to receive recognition.

A panel of judges, including Helen Marshall, CEO and Chair of Chichester BID, Doug Price from Rotary in Chichester, Richard Longhurst from Henry Adams and a representative from V2 Radio will be responsible for selecting the winners from among the nominees.

Nominations can be submitted here and will be accepted until midnight on Friday 3 November 2023.

We can’t wait to receive your nominations. Christmas in Chichester is a magical season, with the city adorned in spectacular lights along its main shopping streets and charming side streets. Enchanting Christmas window displays and plenty of festive family activities at the city’s cultural venues like The Novium Museum and Chichester Cathedral add to the joyous atmosphere. Chichester BID will also be putting on a free family festive trail which will launch on the day of the Christmas light switch-on.

2023 Chichester Light Switch-On 
Organised by Rotary in Chichester and supported by Henry Adams, the much-anticipated annual switch on event will see the community come together to enjoy the Light Up Chichester Parade down North Street, local choir performances and the blessing of the Christmas tree by the Interim Dean of Chichester, The Reverend Canon Simon Holland, followed by a countdown to the switch-on of the lights by the selected local heroes at 6.30pm.

For the latest updates on Christmas 2023 events, experiences, and activities, follow Chichester BID on Instagram, Facebook, and X. Our dedicated Christmas in Chichester website information will go live in early November.