Great atmosphere for Kimberley’s Christmas lights switch-on

Kimberley lights switch on.

Kimberley lights switch on.

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The Kimberley lights switch on event was a success last Friday night with hundreds of people turning out for the festivities.

As well as stalls, fireworks, fairground rides and schoolchildren singing, Santa hosted his grotto in the parish hall and the Salvation Army played on Toll Bar Square.

Kimberley Town Council chairman Jim McDonald described the night as ‘absolutely fantastic’ and said there was a wonderful atmosphere on the night.

“It was absolutely fantastic. A really nice evening,” he said.

“The town had a really nice relaxed atmosphere about it.

“Sometimes these things can be more about drinking than the children, but it seemed more about the children. It really was lovely. The best thing about it all was the atmosphere.”

The evening kikced off with a tea light parade from Holy Trinity Church, and the lights were switched on by the Mayor of Broxtowe Margaret Handley and Kimberley’s very own Paralympian Simon Wilson.

Cllr Handley then toured the town, chatting to residents and taking a walk up to the parish hall to see Santa in his grotto with the children.

Greggs and Wilkinsons in Kimberley helped fund the decorations for the parish hall.