Blyth switches on its Christmas lights

Thousands of people braved the cold to see Blyth light up for Christmas.

Saturday, 18th November 2017, 10:24 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 03:12 am
Santa and Mrs Claus at Blyth. Picture by Keith Newman

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.

Union J thrilled the crowds. Picture by Keith Newman

There was music from X-Factor finalists Union J, The Sunshine Panners Steel Band and choirs from local schools.

Singing along. Picture by Keith Newman
In fine voice at Blyth. Picture by Keith Newman
A couple of crackers! Picture by Keith Newman
Union J at Blyth. Picture by Keith Newman
Union J thrilled the crowds. Picture by Keith Newman
Singing along. Picture by Keith Newman
In fine voice at Blyth. Picture by Keith Newman
A couple of crackers! Picture by Keith Newman
Union J at Blyth. Picture by Keith Newman