LUDGERSHALL'S Christmas lights were switched on with a little help from Santa. 

Ludgershall Christmas Light Switch-On was held on Friday, November 24 at the Memorial Hall.

Entertainment was provided by The Wellington Eagles Primary Academy Choir, followed by Santa and the mayor, Cllr Owen White, who switched on the lights.

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Festive treats including gingerbread, mince pies and hot chocolate, were available at the event, which was organised by Ludgershall Town Council.

The council also held its annual Christmas Fayre on Sunday, November 26, hosted by Ludgershall Sports and Social Club.

Businesses, churches, and charities attended the fayre, with a face-painting stall and a grand raffle for attendees. Santa also appeared with his elves, offering pictures and toys to children in Santa’s Grotto.

The Christmas lights switch-on and fayre were supported by Castledown FM, a volunteer-led radio station broadcasting music, quizzes, interviews, and local news to listeners across Tidworth, Ludgershall and nearby areas.

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Presenter John Sparrow said: “We have attended these Christmas events in Ludgershall for many years now,

“Next weekend on December 2 we will be at the Barleycorn Inn, Collingbourne Kingston, to help singing duo Just the Two of Us switch the Christmas lights on, do come along from 6.30pm if you can."

Further information on upcoming events in Ludgershall can be found on the town council’s Facebook page.