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Wells Christmastide sees its ‘biggest crowd ever’ as Santa sails into town

PUBLISHED: 17:53 25 November 2018 | UPDATED: 08:24 26 November 2018

Scenes around Wells Christmas Tide  Picture: MARTYN GOULD

Scenes around Wells Christmas Tide Picture: MARTYN GOULD

Martyn Gould All Rights Reserved

Organisers of this years Wells Christmastide event have said more people took part in the quayside festive spectacular than ever before.

The fireworks going off at Wells Christmas Tide  Picture: LISA REYNOLDSThe fireworks going off at Wells Christmas Tide Picture: LISA REYNOLDS

With a torchlit Christmas procession, stalls, music and food, Wells-next-the-Sea’s take on a traditional Christmas lights switch on event is one you won’t want to miss.

And the highlight of the festivities, held on Saturday, November 24, was a visit from Father Christmas himself, who sails into Wells harbour to greet the town’s children.

Mel Catton, organiser of the Christmastide event, said: “It was absolutely fantastic.

“We had the longest light parade from the top of Staithe Street to the bottom and the biggest crowd we’ve ever had for switching on the lights.”

Scenes around Wells Christmas Tide  Picture: MARTYN GOULDScenes around Wells Christmas Tide Picture: MARTYN GOULD

Mr Catton added: “I’ve never seen so many people gathering to meet Santa on the quay. There was an atmosphere of jubilation for all the families there.

“It was nice to see youngsters taking part and all the adults getting involved and singing along.”

The fireworks going off at Wells Christmas Tide  Picture: LISA REYNOLDSThe fireworks going off at Wells Christmas Tide Picture: LISA REYNOLDS

Scenes around Wells Christmas Tide  Picture: MARTYN GOULDScenes around Wells Christmas Tide Picture: MARTYN GOULD

The fireworks going off at Wells Christmas Tide  Picture: LISA REYNOLDSThe fireworks going off at Wells Christmas Tide Picture: LISA REYNOLDS

Scenes around Wells Christmas Tide  Picture: MARTYN GOULDScenes around Wells Christmas Tide Picture: MARTYN GOULD

The fireworks going off at Wells Christmas Tide  Picture: LISA REYNOLDSThe fireworks going off at Wells Christmas Tide Picture: LISA REYNOLDS

Scenes around Wells Christmas Tide  Picture: MARTYN GOULDScenes around Wells Christmas Tide Picture: MARTYN GOULD

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