Fun for all the family at the Christmas lights switch on in Doddington

Santa's grotto for Doddington Christmas lights

Santa's grotto for Doddington Christmas lights - Credit: Archant

Doddington will come alive with hundreds of sparkling lights when the village holds its annual switch on ceremony this weekend.

Santa's grotto for Doddington Christmas lights

Santa's grotto for Doddington Christmas lights - Credit: Archant

The Christmas lights annual switch on will take place on Saturday 24 at Doddington Clock Tower at 4.30pm although entertainment begins at around 4.10pm with a local singer leading the crowd in carols.

Doing the honours of switching them on is carnival prince, Luke Buckle, and carnival princess, Imogen Rush.

At around 4.10pm there will be carol singing performed by future star Vicki Mason around the Clock Tower.

There will be a craft fair, which is bigger than previous years with more than 50 stalls attending.

Doddington's Christmas lights switch-on takes place this weekend.

Doddington's Christmas lights switch-on takes place this weekend. - Credit: Archant


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The fayre is in both the Methodist Hall, New Street, and the Village Hall, Benwick Road,

Doors will open at 1pm to the public and close at 5pm.

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There is also an inflatable Santa’s Grotto, a fair, face painter and hot food, which will be located on the car park of The George Public House, New Street.

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