Christmas switched on in Seaham

Despite gale force winds and the threat of rain, crowds still turned out in Seaham on Thursday night to see a white-beared man in a red suit and some strange-looking reindeer on stilts!
Santa Claus was in town as part of this year's Christmas lights switch-on and North Terrace came alive as Santa was serenaded with community carol-singing before heading off to his grotto in Church Street.

Despite gale force winds and the threat of rain, crowds still turned out in Seaham on Thursday night to see a white-beared man in a red suit and some strange-looking reindeer on stilts! Santa Claus was in town as part of this year's Christmas lights switch-on and North Terrace came alive as Santa was serenaded with community carol-singing before heading off to his grotto in Church Street.

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A PARADE marched through a town as a community gathered to watch its festive display light up.

Families battled through the wind to gather in Seaham for the switch-on late on Thursday, starting on the Terrace Green on the seafront, where two trees stand, before moving on to three others in the town centre.

Despite gale force winds and the threat of rain, crowds still turned out in Seaham on Thursday night to see a white-beared man in a red suit and some strange-looking reindeer on stilts!
Santa Claus was in town as part of this year's Christmas lights switch-on and North Terrace came alive as Santa was serenaded with community carol-singing before heading off to his grotto in Church Street.

Despite gale force winds and the threat of rain, crowds still turned out in Seaham on Thursday night to see a white-beared man in a red suit and some strange-looking reindeer on stilts! Santa Claus was in town as part of this year's Christmas lights switch-on and North Terrace came alive as Santa was serenaded with community carol-singing before heading off to his grotto in Church Street.

Santa was pulled along on a horse-drawn sleigh, with Seaview Primary School pupils singing carols to music performed by Seaham Music Academy before a crowd of hundreds.

Fairground rides were set up outside Byron Place shopping centre, with organisers Seaham Town Council handing out sweets to youngsters.

The display has had a £18,000 revamp following the release of £10,000 from the Government’s Mary Portas campaign, with the rest put in by the council.

Mayor Sue Morrison, who oversaw the switch-on, said: “The new lights have made a difference and plenty of people have come down to see them.

Despite gale force winds and the threat of rain, crowds still turned out in Seaham on Thursday night to see a white-beared man in a red suit and some strange-looking reindeer on stilts!
Santa Claus was in town as part of this year's Christmas lights switch-on and North Terrace came alive as Santa was serenaded with community carol-singing before heading off to his grotto in Church Street.

Despite gale force winds and the threat of rain, crowds still turned out in Seaham on Thursday night to see a white-beared man in a red suit and some strange-looking reindeer on stilts! Santa Claus was in town as part of this year's Christmas lights switch-on and North Terrace came alive as Santa was serenaded with community carol-singing before heading off to his grotto in Church Street.

“It’s good that they have something to see without the need to get a bus and travel to one of the bigger towns and all the businesses in Church Street have got on board.”

Despite gale force winds and the threat of rain, crowds still turned out in Seaham on Thursday night to see a white-beared man in a red suit and some strange-looking reindeer on stilts!
Santa Claus was in town as part of this year's Christmas lights switch-on and North Terrace came alive as Santa was serenaded with community carol-singing before heading off to his grotto in Church Street.

Despite gale force winds and the threat of rain, crowds still turned out in Seaham on Thursday night to see a white-beared man in a red suit and some strange-looking reindeer on stilts! Santa Claus was in town as part of this year's Christmas lights switch-on and North Terrace came alive as Santa was serenaded with community carol-singing before heading off to his grotto in Church Street.

 

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