Festive cheer filled the streets of Kirkby when residents turned out in force for this year’s Christmas Festival.
Last year the event was revamped and hailed a huge success, and it seemed that this year the celebrations were even bigger and better.
Activitites included a ‘snowball speed challenge’, on Kingsway, and activities at St Thomas’ Church and Church Hall. Meanwhile townsfolk dressed as Mary and Joseph were accompanied by a real donkey to bring a reminder of the origins of Christmas and Santa Claus stopped off to delight youngsters hoping to request some last-minute gifts.
There was plenty of other entertainment in the form of market and craft stalls and a colourful fun fair. Many shops also stayed open.
The event was organised by the Kirkby Christmas Planning Group, which is made up of local partnership organisations and businesses.