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Horsham Christmas Lights 2020 to feature 'Rainbow Christmas Tree and Shooting Star' by Harry Botting age 4

Horsham's 2020 Christmas lights will feature a 'Rainbow Christmas Tree and Shooting Star' designed by 4-year-old Harry Botting, who attends Little Acorns Preschool.

The 2019 Christmas light display in Horsham included 'Tree-Rex,' a dinosaur Christmas tree. The novel design was the winning entry in a competition ran by Visit Horsham on behalf of Horsham District Council and Gala lights.

The 2019 competition was so popular that the organisers decided to rerun it in 2020. The standard of entries was again excellent, and for the second consecutive year, the judges struggled to pick a winner.

The Coronavirus pandemic has dominated life in 2020. Throughout this challenging time, the rainbow has been a symbol of hope and thanks. Children have been creating them for window displays in support of the NHS.

Our judges loved how Harry has combined rainbows with traditional Christmas decorations to carry the message of hope and thanks during the festive period and into 2021.

On completion, Harry's Christmas Tree will be installed in The Forum to take its place alongside Christmas other Christmas Lights

The public will be able to see ALL the entries submitted to this competition as they will be on display on a tree wrap in the Carfax simultaneously with the Christmas lights.

We will publish information about the planned Switching On Ceremony when we have it.

Visit Horsham would like to thank the following members who had the difficult role of picking a winner from the many high-quality entries:

Annie's Closet
D Durrant Removals
Fiesta Tots
James for Carpets
Lello Business
Little Notes
Sakakini Jewellers

By Gavin Hewins | Sept. 30, 2020, 7:30 p.m.