Village lights up for Christmas switch-on event

PUBLISHED: 10:00 28 November 2017

Father Christmas meets Marc, holding Evan, with Tyler, left, and Noah, right. Picture: ARCHANT

Father Christmas meets Marc, holding Evan, with Tyler, left, and Noah, right. Picture: ARCHANT

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More than 1,500 people attended a fun-filled Christmas light switch-on in Brampton on Sunday.

The Christmas lights switch-on event in Brampton. Picture: ARCHANT The Christmas lights switch-on event in Brampton. Picture: ARCHANT

Organisers, Brampton Events Group believe it was the first lights switch-on in the village for 45 years and the event didn’t disappoint as hundreds of people flocked to the village green to enjoy the festive atmosphere.

The Women’s Institute, 1st Brampton Brownies, Brampton Village Primary School, and Days Butchers were all in attendance, adding a little sparkle to the event.

Vhari Russell, a member of Brampton Events Group, said: “We were blow away by the number of people who attended, it was absolutely magical and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing everyone’s happy faces.”

Representatives from Tesco, the Rotary Club of Huntingdon Cromwell, and the Wyton and Brampton military wives choir were also invited down to the switch-on, with Father Christmas stopping by ahead of his big day.

The Christmas lights switch-on event in Brampton. Picture: ARCHANT The Christmas lights switch-on event in Brampton. Picture: ARCHANT

With help from local business, the events group was able to raise about £4,500, which paid for nine trees to be lit up for the festive period.

The event was supported by the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon integrated delivery team, which helped to put up the lights.

The Christmas lights switch-on event in Brampton. Picture: ARCHANT The Christmas lights switch-on event in Brampton. Picture: ARCHANT

The Brampton and Wyton military wives choir. Picture; ARCHANT. The Brampton and Wyton military wives choir. Picture; ARCHANT.

The Brampton and Wyton military wives choir. Picture; ARCHANT. The Brampton and Wyton military wives choir. Picture; ARCHANT.

Father Christmas and Mrs Claus with Chloe, left, and Melaine, right. Picture: ARCHANT Father Christmas and Mrs Claus with Chloe, left, and Melaine, right. Picture: ARCHANT

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