Thousands of people braved the cold to see Blyth light up for Christmas.
About 3,000 folk gathered for the switch-on of the Christmas lights yesterday, with special guests Union J and, of course, Santa and his missus.
Blyth Town Council laid on a Christmas-themed day, with Christmas and teenage markets, street theatre and Northumbria Police mini cops.
There was music from X-Factor finalists Union J and choirs from local schools.
Blyth-based Headway Arts made lanterns with the six town schools in the run-up to the event and joined the choir and schools on stage.