PICTURES: When Harry met Santa in Fordingbridge!

PICTURES: When Harry met Santa in Fordingbridge!

Published at 2:51pm 3rd December 2019.

The town's Christmas lights switch on has been labelled as a great success.

Christmas in Fordingbridge was a big event for the town this year, with it finishing with Harry Redknapp switching on the lights, on Saturday (30th November).

There was a whole afternoon and evening of activities for locals and visitors including street performers, live music and a Santa's Grotto as the countdown to the festive season began. 

Fordingbridge Christmas Lights Switch on
Over 300 children visited Santa in his grotto

The football manager,and latest winner of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here was given the honour of lighting up the Hampshire town.

Fordingbridge Christmas Lights Switch on
The former Portsmouth and Southampton manager was there to greet the crowds

Nicky Jenkins, Chair of Fordingbridge Events Group, said: 

"I would like to thank all of the committee, volunteers, sponsors of the Fordingbridge festival and the businesses who have helped shaped our event this year - and the local community for coming out and supporting us in their thousands. Christmas in Fordingbridge had a really lovely vibe and the feedback about the event has been fantastic!"

Fordingbridge Christmas Lights Switch on
Streets performers and singers provided some different entertainment for visitors

But festive celebrations in the town aren't quite over yet, with people still able to visit Father Christmas in his grotto at Avonway Community Centre on the 7th, 14th and 21st and the Christmas What's Not for Sale window competition, which is running until the end of the month.

Fordingbridge Christmas Lights Switch on
The event was hailed as a great success!
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