Christmas switch on

RESIDENTS and families in Billingham are invited to join in the fun for the switching on of Christmas lights tomorrow.

Billingham Town Council is staging its traditional festive event in John Whitehead Park starting at 3pm tomorrow.

Along with the switching on of the Christmas lights, people can enjoy free mince pies and soup, carols and a tombola in support of the Great North Air Ambulance.

Santa will be handing out gifts to children at 3.20pm.

The council advises the event could be cancelled in the event of bad weather.