It’s all ho-ho-go as communities switch-on their Christmas lights

The switch-on of Alnwick Christmas Lights takes place tomorrow.
The switch-on of Alnwick Christmas Lights takes place tomorrow.

Towns and villages in Northumberland will step into Christmas with the switch-on of their festive lights.

The ceremonies are eagerly-anticipated events in the calender. Here is a guide to some of them.

Warkworth Christmas Lights are being turned on tomorrow.

Warkworth Christmas Lights are being turned on tomorrow.

If you have a switch-on, email james.willoughby@jpress.co.uk with details.

Alnmouth: Saturday, November 28 – Switch-on 5pm. Visit from Santa in his sleigh and Christmas craft fair in Hindmarsh Hall.

Alnwick: Tomorrow – From 6pm in the Market Place, including Alnwick Playhouse Concert Band and Bailiffgate Singers, tree decoration by schoolchildren at 6.15pm and switch-on at 7pm.

Amble: Sunday – Santa’s grotto and Christmas fun at the Harbour Village from 11am, stalls and amusements in the Town Square from 12.30pm and Christmas torchlight procession at 5pm from The Wellwood.

Amble and Warkworth Rotary Club is helping Santa on his rounds.

Amble and Warkworth Rotary Club is helping Santa on his rounds.

Bamburgh: Saturday, November 28 – Meet at St Aidan’s Church at 5.30pm. Lights switched on at 6.15pm.

Beadnell: 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.

Belford: Saturday, December 5 – 4pm, Market Cross.

Longhoughton: 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.

The Heatherslaw Light Railway is holding Santa Specials.

The Heatherslaw Light Railway is holding Santa Specials.

Hadston: Saturday, December 5 – From 4.30pm at Hadston House. Visit from Santa Claus.

Rothbury: Saturday, November 28 – Switch-on at 6pm outside The Newcastle House. Before this, there will be children’s stor-telling in The Turks Head, 3pm–4pm. Lantern parade, 5.40pm, from Haugh Car Park.

Seahouses: Tonight – 6pm on Main Street.

Togston: Sunday, November 29 – Christmas Fair in Christ Church Hall at 5.15pm. Christmas tree lights switch-on at 6pm.

Warkworth: Tomorrow – Switch-on, Dial Place, 6pm. Visit from Santa and his sleigh, choir and late-night shopping. St Lawrence Church will be serving refreshments.

Wooler: Friday, December 4 – 6pm.