Shining a light at Christmas

Once the Christmas lights are on, the festive season can officially begin!

It was wonderful to support Nottinghamshire County Council’s celebrations for the second year running, by sponsoring and fitting the lights on the Christmas trees outside County Hall.

The official switch-on was carried out by Councillor Sue Saddington, Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council and was musically accompanied by 25 pupils from Bleasby Primary School.  The children gave a fabulous festive performance with a selection of carols including Merry Christmas Bells, Away in a Manger and a special Christmas medley.

We were delighted to welcome Bleasby Primary School to County Hall for the annual Christmas lights switch-on. It was a real treat to hear the children sing – it was a magical performance.”

“We also extend our thanks to our sponsors Veolia and The Arc Partnership for their support.”

Councillor Sue Saddington, 

The children really enjoyed the hot chocolate (complete with cream and marshmallows of course!) and festive nibbles, which kept everyone warm throughout the ceremony. They also loved the surprise Christmas goodie bags we gave them as a thank you.

Samuel Mensah, Bleasby School Head said:

“I’m so proud of the children. They were so excited when they were invited to join the Chairman to switch on the lights. They’ve worked really hard to get the performance just right.

It’s certainly got us all in the Christmas spirit!” 

We’re really pleased to sponsor the Christmas tree lights, which can be enjoyed throughout the festive period. Merry Christmas everyone!