A real sense of community spirit was evoked in Lyme at the weekend as the town's spectacular Christmas lights were switched on. 

One of the biggest events of the year was enjoyed by all ages, with hundreds braving a cold night to see the fantastic display. 

Starting with a lantern-making workshop for children and adults, a competition for the best creations took place in the afternoon.

These formed part of the ever-popular parade, along with the majorettes and Father Christmas, which left the church and made its way to the Christmas tree on Broad Street.

Lyme Regis mayor, Cllr Michaela Ellis, officially turned on the town’s Christmas tree lights at 5.30pm on Saturday. 

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Christmas in Lyme

Events will continue in the town during the run up to Christmas, including the Christmas tree festival taking place at the Baptist Church from December 21 to 23.

The annual Rotary carols round the tree will also be taking place on Saturday, December 22, attracting hundreds of people to gather around the Christmas tree in Broad Street to sing songs with the Lyme Regis Town Band. This takes place from 7pm.

This year, the town Mill has teamed up with Christmas Tree for Life for residents to ‘adopt’ a tree for the festive period.

The scheme enables people to choose the size and shape of their tree, which is then delivered to their door and collected after Christmas.

For more information, visit www.townmill.org.uk