Winter event as lights are to be turned on

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A winter celebration is taking place as Christmas lights will be switched on.

Friends of Station Road, with support from Whitley Bay Big Local, will be hosting the event at Whitley Bay Metro station on Saturday, November 28, from 3pm to 5pm.

Festive lights, paid for following a fundraising campaign, will be switched on at the station at 4pm.

The day will also feature an opportunity to meet Santa and his reindeer, a Victorian town crier, a carol performance from Bayvox choir and wreath-making workshops with Mike Brannigan.

Julie Summers, from Friends of Station Road, said: “This will be a great start to the festivities in the town and it will be fantastic to see the Metro station decorated with Christmas lights.

“People have really come together to raise the money that we needed to make this possible and as the lights will be a permanent Christmas fixture at the station they can be enjoyed and added to year after year.”

Sue Miller, from Whitley Bay Big Local, added: “Everyone has worked extremely hard to make this event possible and their considerable efforts demonstrate the sense of community that we have.”

“This is sure to be a fantastic event for all to enjoy and we look forward to beginning the Christmas celebrations in style.”

The following weekend sees the return of the popular St Nicholas Festival in the town (December 4 and 5) with the Saturday also playing host to the Whitley Bay Christmas Fayre at the Metro station (11am to 3pm).