It's only a month until the big day and Alnwick's Christmas lights have been turned on in preparation for nearly a week now. Take a look at our video of some of the themed displays on shops and buildings around town and see if you can identify the different businesses.
There are 10 festive lights on the video to name. Some may be familiar while others may take a little while to get. If you manage to get them all, leave your answers in the comment section or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alnwick's switch-on last Friday took place in The Market Place when Leo Logan, a pupil at the town’s St Michael’s First School, turned on the lights, ably assisted by the Duchess of Northumberland, a long-time supporter of town's display.
The annual budget for the displays exceeds £12,000, which has to be raised from scratch each year. A variety of local businesses support the displays each year with their own custom signs.
A similar affair took place on Saturday in Amble as residents turned out in force to mark the opening of the towns annual event which included a special parade through the town.
Other switch-ons include:
Saturday: Switch-on 5pm. Visit from Santa in his sleigh and Christmas craft fair in Hindmarsh Hall.
Saturday: Meet at St Aidan’s Church at 5.30pm. Lights switched on at 6.15pm.
Friday, December 4: 6pm, short service/carols in St Ebba’s Church. Switch-on, 6.30pm at the Bullring, followed by free festive refreshments and a social hour at the WI Hall, 7pm.
Saturday, December 5: 4pm, Market Cross.
Sunday, December 6: 4pm, switch-on at St Peter and St Paul Church, then children’s Nativity through the village ending at Westfield Park for refreshments at 5.30pm and community carol singing at 6pm.
Saturday, December 5: From 4.30pm at Hadston House. Includes visit from Santa Claus.
Saturday: Switch-on at 6pm outside The Newcastle House. Before this, there will be children’s story-telling in The Turks Head, 3pm–4pm. Lantern parade, 5.40pm, from Haugh Car Park.
Sunday: Christmas Fair in Christ Church Hall at 5.15pm. Christmas tree lights switch-on at 6pm.
Friday, December 4: 6pm. Santa’s sleigh in the Market Place at 5.30pm. If the weather is inclement, Santa will go to the Glendale Hall. The Angel Delights, Wooler’s ukulele group, will play a few Christmas songs to entertain the children prior to Santa’s arrival.