For all the fun of the first festive fair, come to town

Amble Christmas Lights 2010. The parade down Queen Street.
Amble Christmas Lights 2010. The parade down Queen Street.

Amble will come alive with Christmas cheer later this month with a packed day of festivities.

The town will host a seasonal fair with stalls and entertainment before holding its annual lights switch-on ceremony.

The special day takes place on Sunday, November 18.

The fair, which will have a winter wonderland theme, has been organised by the Amble Action Group.

Chairman Craig Weir said: “It is the first time we have had a Christmas fair like this and we are doing it to add to and enhance the annual lights switch-on and parade.

“The lights committee has done a very good job over the years but we thought rather than having a straight forward parade with the lights going on, we could also make the day into a Christmas fair.”

At 10am, Queen Street will be shut off and traders will set up from 10.30am, both on Queen Street and the Town Square.

The festivities will begin at 11am, with activities including a fun fair and a Butterbeer tent in the Town Square and a Santa’s grotto.

Pony carriage rides will run from 11.30am to 3.30pm, while St Cuthbert’s Church will host a storytelling session at 3.30pm.

The annual lights parade will begin at the top of Queen Street at 5pm, started by the 2012 Amble and Warkworth Good Citizen’s award winner, Ella Henderson.

The procession will move towards the Town Square and the lights will be lit in sequence, starting with the Christmas trees.

There will be music in the Town Square until 6.30pm.