Warsop lights are Christmas cracker

NMAC11-3246-1'Warsop lights switch on.'Megan Antcliff puts in a request with Santa.
NMAC11-3246-1'Warsop lights switch on.'Megan Antcliff puts in a request with Santa.
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HUNDREDS of people flocked to the annual Warsop Christmas Market on Thursday for the switch-on of the town’s festive lights.

Local band Second Day First - including Joe Barlow, McCauley Walters, Ellie Keegan and Ebony Moody - who won this year’s Warsop’s Got Talent competition, helped to turn on the lights.

Parish Council chairman Coun Stuart Moody said: “It was great to see everyone brave the cold to support the event and the atmosphere was great. Thanks must go to all the volunteers who helped to make it a success.”

The event was organised by the Christmas Cracker Team and included Christmas carols, late-night shopping, refreshments and Christmas stalls.

There was a free family ice skating rink with ‘snow’ and a visit from Santa, with children able to visit him in his grotto.

The evening also included a Galaxy fireworks display on the High Street and an Xmas Factor competition organised by Shine, with performances by local soloists, choirs and bands.

A free shuttle bus was organised around the parish to help ferry people to and from the event.