There was a wonderful atmosphere in Broad Street last night as a record crowd assembled to witness the switch on of the fabulous Christmas lights. Lyme Regis Majorettes, Lyme Morris and Fitsteps performed before Santa arrived on his sleigh for the big countdown which saw Broad Street transformed into a stunning blue and white winter wonderland.
Earlier in the day, over 100 Christmas lanterns were created at the free lantern workshop followed by judging at the Baptist Church.
Rob James, chairman of Lyme Regis Christmas Lights Commitee commented "We were delighted to see so many people at yesterday evening’s big switch on and the huge amount of positive feedback we’ve received makes the work of our small voluntary committee so worthwhile.
"A special thanks to our primary sponsors Lyme Bay Holidays, Swim, Rock Point Inn, Toad Hall Cottages, plus all our amazing business supporters, see lymechristmaslights.co.uk/supporters
"I'd like to say a big thank you to Lyme Regis Town Council for their continued support, to Deputy Mayor and Mayoress Cllr Philip May & Cllr Caroline Aldridge for judging the lanterns, to the road closure team, all the volunteers who assisted at the lantern workshop and those who held a collection bucket and to Pete Williams for assisting the road closure team.
"Thanks to Lyme Regis Charity Sleigh for bringing Santa, Lyme Regis Majorettes, Lyme Morris and Fitsteps for performing so brilliantly at the switch on and to Lyme Regis fire crew for attending.
Finally, thanks to Penn Farm Christmas Trees of Charmouth for donating the tree at Bell Cliff."