CHARD NEWS: Ho-ho-ho – Christmas is coming!
THE countdown to Christmas in Chard got well and truly underway on Friday (November 24, 2017) with the switching-on of the festive lights in the town centre.
The Mayor, Cllr Garry Shortland, was joined on the balcony of the Guildhall in Fore Street with members of the Chard Carnival royalty and the main man himself, Father Christmas, for the switch-on.
There was plenty of entertainment in the town centre to keep the hundreds of festive-goers entertained and although some were disappointed that a burger van had positioned itself outside the Guildhall to obscure the view for the official switch-on, organisers hope that it did not spoil an otherwise very festive night.
Congrautlations to the Chard Town Team and everyone involved in the Christmas Lights event.
PHOTOS: Courtesy of Mark Pearce.