HUNDREDS of residents flocked to Studley Village Hall for its first ever Christmas lights switch-on.
Residents gathered at the centre last Friday (December 5) to witness the event organised by the parish council, Studley Christmas lights committee and the village hall maintenance committee.
Coun Julian Ingram and his consort Susan Woodward-Ingram switched on the lights with the help of school pupils and committee member Ella May Todd.
A festive fayre offered a variety of handmade crafts health food, beauty products and Christmas goodies, while the Find Your Voice Community Choir performed a selection of carols.
Youngsters also had the chance to meet Father Christmas at his grotto.
A spokeswoman from the council said the event was hopefully one of many more to come.
“We’d like to make it bigger every year. Everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves and the children especially liked meeting Santa.”
Hundreds of people packed into the village hall for Studley’s Christmas fayre. Pictures by Alex Bradbury 5014011ABR5
Brandon Dolan, Ella May Todd, Chloe Fetcher, Ben Smith and Ashley Hodges switch the lights on with the help of Studley Parish Council’s chairman Julian Ingram and Father Christmas. 5014011ABR3
The evening started off with carol singers from the Find Your Voice Community Choir. 5014011ABR1
Studley’s Christmas lights following the switch on 5014011ABR6