Christmas joy for people of all ages
Dreadful weather did not dampen the spirits of Christmas revellers as Blyth switched on its festive lights.
Blyth Town Council once again organised a festive-themed day – with the weekly Blyth Market and a Christmas-themed market, street theatre, hot festive food and a magical Christmas parade.
In addition last Friday, children were able to visit Santa and his wife Mary Christmas, their elves and their ice sleigh.
A special post box was set-up for children to send a letter to Santa if they could not make the evening slot, or if the queues to see him were too long.
Everyone enjoyed the musical entertainment on offer with Metro Radio and the Rock Choir.
Two local youth groups played their part in organising the parade and were praised for their hard work.
Blyth Town Council’s Kath Nisbet said: ”Although the weather was poor, the organisation and entertainment were once again top class.
“The young people from Silx Teen Bar and Leading Link really did a great job and it was such a shame that their superb costumes had to be covered up because of the storm.
“I’d also like to thank the Northumberland County Council electricians and the stage team, who tirelessly worked on in terrible weather to make the event a success.
“It put smiles on the faces of Blyth residents young and old. For those that missed Santa on the day, he will be at the Keel Row Shopping Centre every Saturday until Christmas.”