Highbridge’s town centre was lit up for the festive season on Saturday night (November 18th) when the town’s Mayor and Town Crier hit a switch to officially turn on its Christmas lights.

Larrge crowds attended the event outside Highbridge Community Hall in Market Street to turn on the festive street lights and the town’s Christmas tree, provided by the Town Council.

The celebrations included a popular lantern parade, elf trail and visits by Santa and The Grinch, followed by carol singing with Churchfield School’s choir led by the vicar of St John’s Church, Rev Martin Little.

Town Crier Alastair Murray led the countdown to the big switch-on which was performed by Mayor Cllr Lesley Millard alongside Highbridge Chamber of Trade’s Mike Murphy and Our Highbridge’s Nadja McDevitt.

The event included an Elf Trail in shops and a visit by Santa to Maisey’s Bakery and The Grinch to Create You.

Highbridge Community Hall also hosted a Christmas Craft Fair with its new-look festive decorations on display.

The Mayor told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “It was a lovely day of entertainment to mark the start of Highbridge’s Christmas celebrations and it was wonderful to see so many families enjoying it.”

Organisers thanked those who had supported the event, including: Burnham & Highbridge Town Council, Highbridge Chamber of Trade, Seed, Our Highbridge CIC.

Also thanked were Highbridge Community Hall, Maisey’s Bakery, Create You, Fuse, Churchfield School, West Huntspill School, Sopha, Barney’s, traders, plus Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Carnival.

Burnham-On-Sea Christmas lights switch-on will be held on Saturday November 25th.

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