Festive celebrations are held in Beadnell

Beadnell's seaside-themed Christmas lights at the Bullring were officially switched-on on Friday night.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 14 December, 2018, 12:16
Beadnell Christmas Lights 2018 Picture by Jane Coltman

The event is organised by Beadnell Community Volunteers who, since their formation in 2013, have raised sufficient funds to make a real difference to life in the village, ensuring a bright start to Christmas and a colourful place to live and visit for the rest of the year.

Volunteer Peter Jenkinson said: “It was a great night with record numbers attending what has become a Beadnell tradition.”

Beadnell Christmas Lights 2018 Father Christmas with youngsters from the village who switched on the lights. Picture by Jane Coltman

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The evening started with a short service and carols at St Ebba’s Church attracting more than 80, followed by the switch-on at the Bullring with Father Christmas in attendance. Local children were asked to switch the lights on, with over 130 spectators happily watching the proceedings.

The evening concluded with mulled wine, mince pies and hot soup served at the WI Hall followed by a happy social hour, including carols led by The Village Voices Choir.