WATCH: Alnwick lit up for festive season

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The centre of Alnwick was lit up for Christmas last night as hundreds turned out to see the town’s impressive lights turned on.

As the crowds gathered ahead of the big moment, there was music from the Alnwick Playhouse Concert Band, carol singing, fairground rides and stalls.

Ellie Jones, the Duchess of Northumberland, Alnwick Christmas Lights Committee chairman Gordon Castle and Common Bellman John Stevens.

Ellie Jones, the Duchess of Northumberland, Alnwick Christmas Lights Committee chairman Gordon Castle and Common Bellman John Stevens.

The town’s Common Bellman, John Stevens, made the final announcement before seven-year-old Ellie Jones, a pupil at Swansfield Park First School flicked the switch with the help of the Duchess of Northumberland.

Gazette photographer Jane Coltman was there to catch the action. You can buy a photo on the Gazette website by clicking the link.