PICTURES: Hundreds enjoy Portishead Victorian Evening

PUBLISHED: 16:00 17 December 2018

The Victorian evening would not be complete without some traditional dress. Picture: Eleanor Young

The Victorian evening would not be complete without some traditional dress. Picture: Eleanor Young

Eleanor Young

Portishead’s Victorian Evening took place in the High Street on Sunday night, with a healthy crowd turning out to enjoy a wide range of festive attractions.

The Vale Vets were collecting money for the animal hospital at the Victorian evening in Portishead. Picture: Eleanor YoungThe Vale Vets were collecting money for the animal hospital at the Victorian evening in Portishead. Picture: Eleanor Young

It was the first time the event, which has traditionally been held on a Thursday, occurred on a Sunday, and the event’s organisers reaped their rewards with hundreds of people turning out for it despite grim weather conditions.

Rock Choir took to the stage and wowed the crowd with their vocal performances, and families enjoyed the party atmosphere will enjoying a range of games, stalls and fairground rides.

Youngsters had the chance to meet Santa Claus and share their Christmas wishes, while parents enjoyed browsing the shops and buying presents before a lantern parade lit up the town.

Jenny Wong with her daughters Jemma, 7, and Jolee, 10, at the Victorian evening in Portishead. Picture: Eleanor YoungJenny Wong with her daughters Jemma, 7, and Jolee, 10, at the Victorian evening in Portishead. Picture: Eleanor Young

Portishead Lions Club were selling mistletoe and running a raffle at the Victorian evening in Portishead. Picture: Eleanor YoungPortishead Lions Club were selling mistletoe and running a raffle at the Victorian evening in Portishead. Picture: Eleanor Young

Santa and Mrs Claus collected money for St Peter's Hospice at the Victorian evening in Portishead. Picture: Eleanor YoungSanta and Mrs Claus collected money for St Peter's Hospice at the Victorian evening in Portishead. Picture: Eleanor Young

Portishead Coastguard at the Victorian evening in Portishead. Picture: Eleanor YoungPortishead Coastguard at the Victorian evening in Portishead. Picture: Eleanor Young

Daniel and Rachel Evans with stall runner Thomas Stevens at the Victorian evening in Portishead. Picture: Eleanor YoungDaniel and Rachel Evans with stall runner Thomas Stevens at the Victorian evening in Portishead. Picture: Eleanor Young

Jonny, Katie, Sophie and Issac Quigley with their winnings at the Victorian evening in Portishead. Picture: Eleanor YoungJonny, Katie, Sophie and Issac Quigley with their winnings at the Victorian evening in Portishead. Picture: Eleanor Young

Families smile for the camera at the Victorian evening in Portishead. Picture: Eleanor YoungFamilies smile for the camera at the Victorian evening in Portishead. Picture: Eleanor Young

Youngsters with RNLI mascot, Stormy, at the Victorian evening in Portishead. Picture: Eleanor YoungYoungsters with RNLI mascot, Stormy, at the Victorian evening in Portishead. Picture: Eleanor Young

The volunteer cadets at the Victorian evening in Portishead. Picture: Eleanor YoungThe volunteer cadets at the Victorian evening in Portishead. Picture: Eleanor Young

A family trying to hook some ducks at the Victorian evening in Portishead. Picture: Eleanor YoungA family trying to hook some ducks at the Victorian evening in Portishead. Picture: Eleanor Young

A family trying to hook some ducks at the Victorian evening in Portishead. Picture: Eleanor YoungA family trying to hook some ducks at the Victorian evening in Portishead. Picture: Eleanor Young

Shops opened late for the Victorian evening in Portishead. Picture: Eleanor YoungShops opened late for the Victorian evening in Portishead. Picture: Eleanor Young

Some familiar faces were holding a lucky dip outside the Children's Hospice South West shop at the Victorian evening in Portishead. Picture: Eleanor YoungSome familiar faces were holding a lucky dip outside the Children's Hospice South West shop at the Victorian evening in Portishead. Picture: Eleanor Young

Delicious food was being served at the Victorian evening in Portishead. Picture: Eleanor YoungDelicious food was being served at the Victorian evening in Portishead. Picture: Eleanor Young

Youngsters testing their strength at the Victorian evening in Portishead. Picture: Eleanor YoungYoungsters testing their strength at the Victorian evening in Portishead. Picture: Eleanor Young

Families enjoying the Victorian evening in Portishead. Picture: Eleanor YoungFamilies enjoying the Victorian evening in Portishead. Picture: Eleanor Young

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