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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Bamburgh at Christmas time. Picture by Jane Coltman
Bamburgh at Christmas time. Picture by Jane Coltman

Here’s a guide to some of the Christmas lights switch-ons in north Northumberland.

ALNMOUTH

Saturday, December 2: Outside the Hindmarsh Hall, 5pm. Includes a visit from Santa Claus.

BAMBURGH

Saturday: Service at St Aidan’s Church at 5.30pm, followed by switch-on at 6.15pm.

BEADNELL

Friday, December 1: Service at St Ebba’s Church at 6pm. Lights switch-on at 6.30pm at the Bullring, with Santa and one of his elves. Also appearing is the skiff made this year by the Bamburgh and Beadnell Community Skiff Project. Mulled wine and mince pies at the WI Hall from 7pm.

HADSTON

Saturday, December 2: 4pm to 6pm.

ROTHBURY

Saturday: Parade of lanterns from Haugh car park at 5.30pm to Newcastle House/Armstrong Cross. Entertainment/carol singing ahead of 6pm switch-on and fireworks. Refreshments then served in All Saints’ Church with entertainment. Christmas raffle to be drawn at this event.

TOGSTON

Sunday, December 3: Christmas fair, in Christ Church Hall, from 5.30pm, with tree lights switched on at 6pm.

WARKWORTH

Tomorrow: Dial Place, 6pm. With snow machine, choir and visit from Father Christmas.

WOOLER

Sunday, December 3: 5k fun run at 11am, with registration at the bus stop from 10.30am, Christmas market in the bus station at noon with an elves lantern-making workshop for children for the afternoon parade. Lights switched on at 4.30pm, followed by Santa. Also, refreshments and community carol singing.