10 of the best pictures from the Wintertide Festival in Hartlepool

What a great weekend! Hartlepool's Wintertide Festival at the Headland took the chill off a cold, wet weekend.

Sunday, 25th November 2018, 1:09 pm
Updated Sunday, 25th November 2018, 1:30 pm
The Wintertide Festival proved a hit on a cold, gloomy weekend

Here are some of our favourite pictures from Friday night and Saturday as the events get ready to come to a close today:

There were all manner of things to see and do
Just look at them. Well done!

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Coloured glows lit up the night sky
Even Santa's reindeer came along
The festival began with a lantern parade on Friday night
Craft sessions were a big part of the event
The big man was there to perform the switch-on
Ok, so it's still only November, but it's only a month today until the big day!
There was plenty of fun to be had on the rides
It was great to see a good turnout for the event