Hixon Christmas Lights Switch

Over 300 people turned out to enjoy the annual Hixon Christmas Tree Lights switch on event on November 27th. Despite snow underfoot and an arctic breeze, the show went on as planned.

Santa’s journey from Lapland to Hixon, via Stafford Railway Station and the 841 bus to Hixon, was captured on video before completing the last leg of his journey on a bicycle. Dozens of delighted children visited Santa in his grotto.

The lights were switched on after the customary ten second countdown, followed by short (and quiet) fireworks display.

Thanks to everyone who donated hundreds of mince pies and dozens of bottle of mulled wine.