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Flintshire aglow as towns switch on festive lights

Published date: 03 December 2012 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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In Connah's Quay, Sarah-Jane Hibbert, Kyle McDonald and Kayleigh McDonald get up close to one of Santa's reindeers 

Bobby and Lucy Stevens met Santa in Connah's Quay 

Many people gathered for the lights switch-on in Holywell 

Matthew and Owen Roderick enjoyed a fairground ride in Connah's Quay 

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FLINTSHIRE was aglow as more towns switched on their Christmas lights.

In Connah’s Quay the lights were switched on as part of a day of Christmas celebrations in the town.

Santa and his reindeer joined schoolchildren for carols under the tree by the library after a market and a fun fair helped kick off the festive spirit.

The lights were switched on by pupils of Brookfield Primary School.

Town centre manager Lisa Fearn said: “We had a brilliant turnout despite the freezing weather.

“The live reindeer were a big hit with the little ones, and the adults too.

“It was a great atmosphere.”

The Christmas spirit was also in full flow in Queensferry, where crowds gathered at the War Memorial Institute for a fair and lights switch-on.

John Summers High School headteacher Azi Rashud flicked the switch, ahead of the festive fair in the institute.

Lights have gone up in the War Memorial Institute grounds by the traffic lights leading towards Shotton.

Lights will also be placed in various locations along Station Road.

Queensferry councillor David Wisinger said: “Everybody is pleased to see the Christmas tree back up again, and it’s solely down to the Queensferry Residents’ Association who work hard every year to get the tree up. I'm very pleased about the way it went.”

Crowds also gathered in Holywell to welcome Christmas in style.

Santa made a welcome visit to the town on Friday, when crowds enjoyed a fireworks spectacular before the big switch-on.

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