The Festive Season was welcomed into Seaton Valley with the switching on of Christmas trees and Christmas lights in each of the ‘Valleys’ five villages. All five events were organised by Seaton Valley Council and took place over the last two weekends of November.
Festivities started in Seghill on the 22 November and were followed by switch on events in Seaton Sluice, Seaton Delaval, Holywell and finished in New Hartley on the 30 November.
Crowds at the events were entertained by Comperes Andrew and Martin. There was live music from Mally and the Machines, free hot roasted chestnuts, mulled wine and mince pies and of course Santa made his customary appearance supported by his favourite reindeer – Rudolf.
The winners of the annual Christmas Lights competition, held in conjunction with village First Schools, had their winning design made into decorative lights and took centre stage to switch on the light in their village. They were then joined on stage by the runners-up to switch their village Christmas tree lights on.
Ward Councillors were on hand to wish residents a happy Christmas and to present prizes to the winners and runner ups.
The Council would like to thank everyone who supported the events and the hundreds of residents who attended and joined us to celebrate the start of Christmas festivities in Seaton Valley.
More images from the Christmas Events, including photographs on the Christmas Lights Competition winners, are on our Christmas Activities web page.