There was festive fun and the smell of mulled wine in the air at the Godmanchester Christmas lights switch-on event on December 1.

The event took place at School Hill, next to the Town Hall, and included stalls, the Hinchingbrooke Community Choir, and Santa himself even paid a visit.

The Hunts Post: There was a huge crowd for the Christmas market at School Hill.There was a huge crowd for the Christmas market at School Hill. (Image: GODMANCHESTER TOWN COUNCIL)

The Hunts Post: The lights at Godmanchester.The lights at Godmanchester. (Image: GODMANCHESTER)


There were festive stalls in the forecourt of the town hall and also in the adjacent Queen Elizabeth School hall in order to accommodate the increased number this year.

The council chamber was also open to the public.

Visitors were able to listen to carol singing led by the Children of Colemans Creative Academy, The St Annes School Choir, the Local ACES Academy Schools Combined Choir with a rousing finale by the Hinchingbrooke Community Choir.

The Hunts Post: The Hinchingbrooke Community Choir.The Hinchingbrooke Community Choir. (Image: Godmanchester Town Council.)

There were also Christmas messages from the Rev David Busk and Rev David Becket. 

"A great evening was had by all with many cuddly toys finding new best friends and the cider man selling out of cider," said Mayor of Godmanchester, Cllr Alan Hooker.

"I would like to thank the Godmanchester Community Association for organising the sound system that created the musical backdrop for the evening, all the volunteers that braved the cold to help get things set up, and take them down.

 "The biggest 'thank you' has to go to my deputy mayor, Cllr Miriam Radford for driving the project forward from the beginning and making sure everything was in place."  

There is a special treat in store on December 11 when the town Town Hall Light Show will see the Town Hall lit up with projected decorations until the new year. 

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