Fes­tive fun and games as the lights are switched on in Grey­stones

Bray People - - NEWS -

DE­SPITE some­what of a mishap with the gen­er­a­tor that re­sulted in power go­ing down dur­ing the of­fi­cial cer­e­mony, there was a great at­mos­phere in Grey­stones as the Christ­mas lights were of­fi­cially switched on sig­nalling the start of the hol­i­day sea­son.

Power to the stage went down dur­ing the of­fi­cial cer­e­mony as a gen­er­a­tor failed, how­ever, the lights still went on with­out a hitch and the chil­dren were de­lighted to see Santa had made the jour­ney to the town for the spe­cial oc­ca­sion.

‘It was a lit­tle bit dis­ap­point­ing that the gen­er­a­tor packed in, but hav­ing said that, there was a great at­mos­phere on the streets and the town looks lovely,’ said Cathaoir­leach of Grey­stones Mu­nic­i­pal Dis­trict Tom For­tune. ‘I think when the Fire Ser­vice ar­rived with Santa to see all the kids, that saved the day. They were also able to help us out with the lights.’

The fes­tive spirit was kept go­ing with mu­sic from stu­dents of St Lau­rence’s School, who sang Christ­mas car­ols, and mu­sic group Cho­rus.

Grey­stones has now been trans­formed into a win­ter won­der­land and is ready for a busy fes­tive sea­son.

‘Ob­vi­ously we’re hop­ing that ev­ery­one will stay lo­cal when it comes to Christ­mas shop­ping across the whole dis­trict,’ said Cllr For­tune.

‘It was lovely to get Christ­mas un­der way and we would wish ev­ery­one in the area a happy and peace­ful Christ­mas.’

Santa meet­ing some of the crowd at the switch­ing on of the Christ­mas lights in Grey­stones.

Santa Claus ar­rives for the switch­ing on of the Christ­mas lights.

June, Noel, Han­nah and Chloe Whis­ton.

Kay Cough­lan and Ann Marie Greene.

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