IN PICTURES: Christmas lights are switched on in Pill

Pill Morris dancers jingling their bells.

Pill Morris dancers jingling their bells. - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people packed into Pill’s Precinct to watch the Christmas lights illuminate the village.

Pill Morris dancers jingling their bells.

Pill Morris dancers jingling their bells. - Credit: Archant

Morris dancers, Crockerne School choir and the Pill Owls opened the festivities before the switch was flipped on this year’s brilliant display.

Five Christmas trees were among the spectacles this year along with Easton-in-Gordano’s St George’s Church, which was lit up with Christmas lights for the first time.

Visitors were about to enjoy a glass of mulled wine and barbecue food at the switch on while children lined up to tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas.

Andrew Emery, a member of the Pill Light Committee, said: “The event went very well for a little village and there were plenty of things going on to see and enjoy.”

Mulled wine being served.

Mulled wine being served. - Credit: Archant


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The switch-on was funded by the committee’s membership programme, where people pay £24 a month to be a member and are entered into a prize draw each month to win money.

Carol and Christmas songs being sung.

Carol and Christmas songs being sung. - Credit: Archant

Crowds cheering the switching on of the lights.

Crowds cheering the switching on of the lights. - Credit: Archant

Pill Rag King and Queen.

Pill Rag King and Queen. - Credit: Archant

Pill Rag King and Queen counting down to the switch on.

Pill Rag King and Queen counting down to the switch on. - Credit: Archant

Pill Christmas lights.

Pill Christmas lights. - Credit: Archant

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