Merry Christmas... Mansfield Woodhouse!
Mansfield Woodhouse saw the culmination of 18 months of planning yesterday (Thursday 4 December) as Mansfield's Executive Mayor, Tony Egginton, formally launched the area's new Christmas lights in the town's Market Place.
For the first time in many years, the town centre now boasts a seven and a half metre Christmas tree decorated with 1,000 cherry lights. The six small trees in the market square are now illuminated with blue, white and red lights. The Lord Taylor is also decorated with icicles.
Festive cheer was added to the occasion by Revd Allan Scrivener of St Edmund's Church and the Church Choir who joined with visitors in a selection of Christmas carols. There were also mince pies and hot mulled wine on offer for visitors.
The new Christmas lights at a total cost of £6,000 were organised by a group consisting of District Councillors, Mansfield Woodhouse Area Assembly and Mansfield Woodhouse Community Development Group.
Mansfield's Executive Mayor, Tony Egginton, commented: "I very much enjoyed switching on the Christmas lights in Mansfield Woodhouse."
"These new lights are the result of the hard work of all of those involved. They look amazing and I am sure they will provide some festive cheer in these hard times."