Delight as Christmas parade returns

Posted on 21st November 2022 | in Community

After two-years, Amble’s Torchlight Procession was back with a bang! Thousands of people thronged the street and Town Square to watch the parade and enjoy the entertainment.

Santa and his helpful Elf dropped in to the Harbour Village to meet some local youngsters. Here he is with Matthew, James, Lucy and Chloe

This year the Christmas lights ‘official’ switch on was performed by Harry McQuillen, who led the parade in a vintage Coastguard Land Rover. The parade was the biggest ever with over twenty community groups taking park.

Shaun Mckay (Amble Coastguards), Kate Morrison (Amble Events Committee), Harry McQuillen, and the RNLI’s Stormy Stan

Live music came from the Band2, Caribbean Crew steel band, Meze Mundo, and the Auckland Shanty Singers.

A spokesperson for Amble Events Committee said, “We’d like to say a special thank you to Amble Christmas Lights and all the volunteers for all of their hard work, not forgetting the fabulous floats from Amble Coastal Rowing team and all the community groups who took part.

“This was the return of the parade after two years, so we’d like to thank everyone for coming along and making it such a fantastic community event.”

Short snippet of the parade (30secs) Anna Williams
Get a cup of tea, sit down and enjoy the build-up and parade itself (19mins) Rod Hardisty

Photos by Andrew Mounsey, Anna Williams and Judith Hardisty

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