Christmas Light events across Huntingdonshire

Santa and his elf at the Floods Tavern in St Ives.

Santa and his elf at the Floods Tavern in St Ives. - Credit: Archant

Christmas Light switch-on events took place across Huntingdonshire this weekend.  

Isla Hastings and her brother 

Isla Hastings and her brother - Credit: Archant

St Neots, St Ives and Ramsey all enjoyed festive celebrations, including performances and appearances from Santa as the lights were turned on.  

Live entertainment commenced at 4pm, with stars from the West End headlining the stage, presenting a magnificent performance singing hits from the musicals and the best Christmas songs.  

The exceptionally talented cast have starred in many West End productions and national tours including Les Misérables, We Will Rock You, South Pacific, Starlight Express, Phantom Of The Opera, Wicked, Legally Blonde, Joseph and Cats. 

Last weekend light switch on's went on with a bang throughout the market towns.

Last weekend light switch on's went on with a bang throughout the market towns. - Credit: Archant

In St Neots on Sunday, town mayor, Cllr Stephen Ferguson greeted the community on stage and introduced performance acts.  

Mayor of St Neots, Cllrs Stephen Ferguson said: “The event was a wonderful success.  

“After all the gloom and uncertainty of the past two years, it was wonderful to bring the whole community together in a joyful celebration.  

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“Isla and Dylan did great job switching the lights on, and hopefully signalling the start of a peaceful, happy and healthy festive season.”  

The Mayor of St Neots Stephen Ferguson. 

The Mayor of St Neots Stephen Ferguson. - Credit: Archant

Katie Williams, Town Development Manager at St Neots Town Council also said: “For our small team at St Neots Town Council it is really pleasing to see people of all ages enjoying themselves at this event, especially after the difficult times everyone has faced during the pandemic.  

“There are many local partners to thank who have helped make this event a success -the volunteer presenters at Black Cat Radio hosted the stage and helped organise all the entertainment; Biffa provided refuse collection services for the event; Urban & Civic for their sponsorship of the fireworks display and Anglia Cooperative Funeralcare for raising much needed funds for the Mayor’s charities through the Star for a Star initiative.” 

The town also enjoyed a firework display and hot food and drink on the Market Square.  

The Mayor of St Neots Stephen Ferguson switching on the lights. 

The Mayor of St Neots Stephen Ferguson switching on the lights. - Credit: Archant

In the Floods Tavern in St Ives on Saturday, Santa switched on the lights and gave out gifts to the children.  

Firework display at St Neots

Firework display at St Neots - Credit: Archant

Hot chocolates and a snow machine were also enjoyed by many.  

Floods Tavern light switch on 

Floods Tavern light switch on - Credit: Archant

St Ives town also held their St Ives Christmas Lights event in the town. 

Santa made an appearance and there was a firework display enjoyed by many in the town centre.

In Ramsey on Saturday, Santa also made an appearance and gave out Christmas presents to children.  

Performances at the Christmas Light switch on 

Performances at the Christmas Light switch on - Credit: Archant

The Mayor of Ramsey, Cllr Steve Corney was also at the event and the town enjoyed a mixture of stalls, food and entertainment.  

Mayor of St Neots with Isla Hastings and her brother 

Mayor of St Neots with Isla Hastings and her brother - Credit: Archant

Floods Tavern Light switch on 

Floods Tavern Light switch on - Credit: Archant

Firework display at St Neots

Firework display at St Neots - Credit: Archant

Ramsey Light switch on 

Ramsey Light switch on - Credit: Archant

Carolers in Ramsey

Carolers in Ramsey - Credit: Archant

Mayor of Ramsey Steve Corney and Jade Jones

Mayor of Ramsey Steve Corney and Jade Jones - Credit: Archant

Mayor of Ramsey Steve Corney 

Mayor of Ramsey Steve Corney - Credit: Archant

Santa at the St Ives Christmas Light Switch on 

Santa at the St Ives Christmas Light Switch on - Credit: John Robey

Fireworks in St Ives

Fireworks in St Ives - Credit: Lynn Biddle