15 pictures as torchlight parade signals the start of Christmas in Amble
Record crowds turned out in Amble to watch a torchlight procession and the switch-on of the Christmas lights.
Amble's Good Young Citizen 2019, Ollie Dryden, had the honour of switching on the lights on Sunday November 17.
The parade began at The Wellwood, made its way down Queen Street and ended up in the Town Square where live music, a children's fun fair and stalls were waiting alongside a specially illuminated clock tower.
There was even a visit from Santa to the Harbour Village.
Take a look at some of Andrew Mounsey’s pictures from the event….