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.
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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.
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.
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.