WATCH: Festive celebrations at Morpeth switch-on

Hundreds of people gathered in Morpeth Market Place for the switch-on of the town’s Christmas lights last night.

Mayor Nic Best invited Ellington Colliery Brass Band and Alex Swailes with The Four Tenors to lead the carol singing, while 11-year-old Victoria Smyth had the honour of flicking the switch.

Crowds in the centre of Morpeth for the Christmas lights switch-on.

Crowds in the centre of Morpeth for the Christmas lights switch-on.

Herald photographer Jane Coltman was there to catch the night’s action. You can buy a photo on the Herald website by clicking the link.

For more from the festive event, including pictures, see Thursday’s Morpeth Herald.