Hundreds gather for return of Wells Christmas Tide Festival

Hundreds of people took to Wells for the Christmas Tide Festival,

Hundreds of people took to Wells for the Christmas Tide Festival, which returned for the first time since 2019 on Saturday, December 4. - Credit: David Edwards

Hundreds gathered for the much-anticipated return of Wells Christmas Tide Festival.

Following last year's cancellation due to Covid restrictions, the annual festive spectacular was being held for the first time since 2019. 

Hundreds of people took to Wells for the Christmas Tide Festival,

Hundreds of people took to Wells for the Christmas Tide Festival, which returned for the first time since 2019 on Saturday, December 4 - Credit: David Edwards

And there was plenty of fun on offer for the whole family, including a dazzling fireworks display over the Quay which was started by Father Christmas himself.

Mel Catton, part of the committee responsible for organising the event, was delighted at its success. 

Hundreds of people took to Wells for the Christmas Tide Festival,

Hundreds of people took to Wells for the Christmas Tide Festival, which returned for the first time since 2019 on Saturday, December 4 - Credit: David Edwards

“I think it superseded what we expected with all the problems, and bad weather, so we are very pleased," he said.

“The Quay was full of people clapping and cheering when Santa arrived, and it was quite emotional and electric down there. It created a real atmosphere.

Hundreds of people took to Wells for the Christmas Tide Festival,

Hundreds of people took to Wells for the Christmas Tide Festival, which returned for the first time since 2019 on Saturday, December 4 - Credit: David Edwards

“People have said it was the best ever.”

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Mr Catton thanked all the volunteers and Wells Harbour for their help in making the festival happen.

The committee is already discussing ideas in a bid to make next year's edition even better. 

Hundreds of people took to Wells for the Christmas Tide Festival,

Hundreds of people took to Wells for the Christmas Tide Festival, which returned for the first time since 2019 on Saturday, December 4 - Credit: David Edwards

Hundreds of people took to Wells for the Christmas Tide Festival,

Hundreds of people took to Wells for the Christmas Tide Festival, which returned for the first time since 2019 on Saturday, December 4 - Credit: David Edwards

Hundreds of people took to Wells for the Christmas Tide Festival,

Hundreds of people took to Wells for the Christmas Tide Festival, which returned for the first time since 2019 on Saturday, December 4 - Credit: David Edwards