Sunderland Council should be congratulated for the illuminations at Roker and Seaburn this year.
The pirate theme is excellent and the crowds are turning up in great numbers.
The mix of old attractions and new ones is good, and the pound entry is well worthwhile.
The crazy golf using, the pirate scheme, is also very welcome.
The addition of the German beer and sausages etc is also an added attraction.
The helter skelter and ferris wheel are also a crowd puller.
Well done to all involved.