Lights fantastic evening for North Creake

North Creake Christmas Lights Switch-On. MLNF15PB11654 ANL-151130-105558001

North Creake Christmas Lights Switch-On. MLNF15PB11654 ANL-151130-105558001

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Two-year-old Kaiden Griffin enjoyed his moment in the limelight as he pressed a plunger to light up not only a 24 foot high Christmas tree but also the natural trees on the village green.

It was the fourth year the village has held this event and each time the lighting has been extended. This year the lights covered every tree on the green. The switch-on was supported by the village pub, the Jolly Farmers.

The evening started with a blessing of the tree by Fr Clive Wylie.

And after the lights sparkled into life Father Christmas appeared with presents for all the younger residents in the village.

In conjunction with the evening there was also a colouring competition. The first prize of £20 went to Poppy Hucker, second was Mischka Dodman and third Ellie Bunkle. Every entrant outside the top three was given a small prize.

Parish council chairman, Adam Bunkle, thanked all those who had contributed.

A new event this year was the introduction of a Posada, ceramic nativity figures of Mary, Joseph and a donkey. Posada is a Spanish word meaning ‘Inn’.

In North Creake the figures will pass daily from house to house until they arrive at St Mary’s Parish Church on Saturday, December 19, for a service of Lessons and Carols for Christmas at 3pm.