Our annual switch on of the Christmas Lights in our five villages welcomes the festive season to Seaton Valley.
The events started in Seghill on 22 November and were followed by Seaton Sluice, Seaton Delaval, Holywell and the final event on the 30 November at New Hartley.
There was an excellent turn-out by residents to support the switch on events with an increase in attendance from previous years.
Entertainment included music from Mally and the Machines, carol signing, free roasted chestnuts, mulled wine and mince pies, Santa and Rudolf and a couple of free prize draws for the children. You can view a selection of photographs from all of the events further down the page.
Christmas Lights Competition
Each year we hold our annual Christmas Lights competition held in conjunction with the village First Schools. Children take part in a competition to design a decorative Christmas Light. The winner from each school gets their winning design made into a light and they get to switch their own light on at their village event. They are joined by the runners up to switch on the lights of the village Christmas tree. The winners from this year are pictured below:
Christmas Shop Window Competition
We hold an annual Christmas Shop Window Competition and invite the businesses in Seaton Valley to decorate their windows and enter the competition.
The entries were judged by Father Phil Hughes and Father Darren Bell from St Mary’s Church in Holywell.
There was a great variation in the decorated themes in the shop windows and it made the judging very difficult. Fred and Gingers in Seaton Delaval was declared the winner.