Christmas has officially started in Doddington!

Doddington Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Doddington Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER - Credit: Archant

The festive spirit was alive and well in Doddington when the Christmas lights were switched on amid stalls, fun fair rides and music.

Doddington Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Doddington Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER - Credit: Archant

The annual switch on took place in the village with a packed turn out making the event its usual success story.

David Curtis, chairman of the Christmas Lights Committee, said: “We had a good crowd and a great atmosphere I’m very happy with who it went.

“There were more than 40 stalls from far and wide. Some old, some new sellers.

“We are only a small village but we do well to have a turn out and event like this.”

Doddington Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Doddington Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER - Credit: Archant


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An envelope collection in the weeks leading up to the switch on helps raise funds, and, along with money made on the night, it is all ploughed back into ensuring the lights are kept updated.

This year there was an inflatable grotto with a chance for youngsters to have their photo taken with Santa.

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Switching on the lights was carnival prince, Luke Buckle, and carnival princess, Imogen Rush.

There was also carol singing performed by Vicki Mason around the Clock Tower.

Doddington Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Doddington Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER - Credit: Archant

Doddington Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Doddington Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER - Credit: Archant

Doddington Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Doddington Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER - Credit: Archant

Doddington Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Doddington Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER - Credit: Archant

Doddington Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Doddington Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER - Credit: Archant

Doddington Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Doddington Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER - Credit: Archant

Doddington Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Doddington Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER - Credit: Archant

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