There was a great turnout on 24th November for the lighting up of the Christmas tree on Church Green in Whickham. Events kicked off at Rose Villa Nursery and the crowds then headed along Front Street.
Funds for the Christmas tree and lights were raised by Lighting Up Whickham, a group of volunteers chaired by Cllr Peter Craig who took on the task of ensuring Christmas cheer continues to come to the area after Gateshead Council pulled the plug on funding.
"This was a great event," said Peter. "Lots of parents and children came along to the event. Our thanks to all the volunteers who helped make it possible."
You can see a full set of photos of the event by clicking on the photo above.