Torchlight Procession draws biggest crowds yet
Thousands of people turned out to watch the annual Torchlight Procession and switch-on of Amble’s Christmas Lights. Queen Street was packed with onlookers, while the procession itself described as being bigger than ever.
Community groups got in the festive mood and many youngsters wore decorated fish hats instead of the usual lanterns.
“We were really pleased with the turnout” said Amble Town Council clerk Elaine Brown. “It looked like the biggest parade to date. Amble knows how to party!”
The lights were switched on by Amble’s Good Young Citizen of the Year, 9 year old Ava Tibbitts.
Special guests the Transformers joined the parade and later performed dance routines in the Town Square. Tribal dancers Tribe Zuza also performed to an appreciative audience, along with community singing, stalls and a funfair to entertain the crowds. Santa also made time to greet local children.
“Thank you to everyone who helped make this another wonderful festive occasion,” said Elaine. “Everyone has worked together, and it has been worth it.”