In excess of 200 people braved the chill air on Friday evening to witness the Enderby Christmas Tree Light-Up.
The event, organised by the Parish Council’s Events Working Party, commenced at 4pm and ran until 7pm on Friday, 3rd December 2021.
Visitors were treated to a mini-market of stalls in the Civic Centre car park and inside the Centre’s Large Hall. Tickets were available for a raffle with prizes generously donated by local businesses.
Volunteers from Enderby’s Community Library staffed a bar serving coffee and cakes supplied by the ‘top’ Co-op. Library volunteer’s also had a stall in the main hall inviting people to get crafty!
Santa was kept busy by a host of young people in his grotto just off the main hall and outside there were performances of seasonal music by the Enderby Band and the Musical Village Choir.
The band – originally set to perform in the car park – had to seek out an alternative position on the pathway adjacent to the Civic Centre to enable some musicians to take advantage of the additional light in order to read the music sheets.
Chairman of Enderby Parish Council, Cllr. John Jones, flicked the switch to illuminate the village Christmas tree which was located in front of the village mural.
A number of local businesses remained ‘open’ for the duration of the event and they and other local businesses contributed to the event, quite fitting as the national focus of the weekend was on ‘small businesses’.
This was the first ‘light-up’ event since the pandemic struck and the first ever on quite this scale. Notwithstanding its success the Events Working Party have gleaned ideas to enhance future years’ light-up events.
Enderby Parish Council wish to thank the following businesses for their donated prizes for the raffle.
Some snapped photos from the evening: