STORMY weather didn’t stop townsfolk gathering in Uttoxeter on Friday to witness the turning on of the town’s Christmas lights.
Town Mayor, Cllr Chris Sylvester flicked the switch, assisted by children from Uttoxeter’s first schools.
The Knights 4 Uttoxeter held a Christmas Fair alongside the switch-on, which included stalls run by local organisations, community groups, crafters and small businesses.
Among the stall-holders were volunteers with the Helping Each Other group, who raised £139.36 for the mental health support group.
Officers from Uttoxeter’s Neighbourhood Policing Team also attended the event along with visitors from across the area, and one very special visitor, who arrived fresh from the North Pole with his reindeer.
And people from across the area are expected to turn out again next week for the annual Christmas Cracker event organised by Uttoxeter Lions.
The fun starts at 6pm on Thursday 9 December in Uttoxeter’s High Street.
Fairground rides and music are among the attractions, which also include street entertainment as well as craft and charity stalls.
A variety of food and drinks are available, including oatcakes, crepes, burgers and donuts, while Santa will pay a return visit to the town.
The Christmas Cracker had to be cancelled last year, due to Covid-19 restrictions, and returns for the first time since 2019.
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