Lights switch-on a success

The Christmas lights switch-on in Cramlington.
The Christmas lights switch-on in Cramlington.

A Christmas lights switch-on at a county shopping centre pulled in the crowds at the weekend.

Manor Walks Shopping and Leisure Centre held its annual Christmas lights switch-on on Saturday, bringing some Christmas cheer to Cramlington.

Hosted by Radio Northumberland, the festive fun saw the South Mall alive with festivities including a pantomime scene from local theatre group Red Diamond, a festive performance by Elle from the Doo Wop Dollies, an appearance from Santa himself, festive giveaways, stilt walkers, children’s crafts from Lev3l Crafters and a generous offering of free roasted chestnuts to enjoy while absorbing the celebrations.

Cramlington United Football Club also pitched up with its mascot Crammy the Lion to help turn on the lights.