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Saturday, 19 April 2014

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Millom lights switch-on brings Christmas cheer

SANTA arrived in town to get Millom in the mood for Christmas.

A good crowd of people gathered in the town square to welcome Santa and get ready for the Christmas lights switch-on.

Families counted down before the mayor of Millom, Councillor Brian Crawford, flicked the switch to light up the town and Christmas tree on Friday evening.

Children were excited to get the chance to meet Santa ahead of the big day and tell him what is on their Christmas lists.

The crowd was entertained with carol singing and brass band music.

There were lots of Christmas treats, gifts and refreshments on sale from a range of festive stalls.

Tiffanie Eland, 18, attended the Christmas lights switch-on with her sisters, nephews and niece.

The childcare apprentice, of Millom, said: “It was a really good event. The children loved meeting Santa and we enjoyed the carol singing and stalls. It got us all feeling Christmasy.”

The nippy weather meant there was plenty of demand for the goods on Diane Wilkinson’s stall.

Mrs Wilkinson, of Colton, had a stall selling hats, scarves, gloves and socks.

She said: “It was a good day and Christmas event.”

The St George’s Christmas Tree Festival is now open in Millom.

There are more than 30 trees on display in the church which have been decorated by schools, groups and businesses.

The display is on throughout December and is raising money for charities.

Have your say

Mmmm...I think we will need to as Haverigg locals try next year 2014, to light up Haverigg by requesting / asking local residents especially in Main Street to light-up the front of their houses with Christmas lights and encourage the Christmas spirit!!!!.

Posted by Robert McKellar on 18 December 2013 at 21:35

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