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Sunday, 26 November 2006

Feature and photos by Stella of Heacham-On-Line with thanks to Lisa, the Hunstanton Town Clerk, for assisting with this feature.

Hunstanton High Street was alive with stalls and children's activities to entertain families who came to witness the switching on of their 2006 Christmas lights.  A well decorated line up from the Kings Lynn Mini Club created a "convoy" to escort Santa Claus & his limo on a circuit of the shopping area.  Amongst the lively atmosphere was a craft fair in the Hunstanton Town Hall and the proceedings would not have been complete without Santa's Grotto which was in the Princess Theatre.

The task of sourcing, maintaining and installing the lights was orchestrated by Hunstanton United Businesses (HUB) led by Chairman, Bob Davies.  HUB also organised the full afternoon's events.

Following vandalism to the lights on the Spinney, the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk have saved the day and provided some new lights to replace those damaged.  They have also promised more funding over the next two years which is good news for Hunstanton.

  The Mayor of
Cllr Geoffrey Smith,
greeted Silly Billy
from the
Princess Theatre
Jack & the Beanstalk
and Father Christmas
who arrived in a
Silly Billy then
flicked the switch
which turned on
the lights.


The Mayor also judged
the best dressed shop
window competition
and declared Style 22
the winner.
He also judged
the best mini
- which was won by the
white mini -
and the
best dressed
mini which was won
by a well lit car
with Rudolph
on the top.