Festive fever sweeps through Stonehouse at Goodwill Festival

(l-r) Akos, eight, Tamas Tomcsanyi, 11, and Beatrix Srasr at their stall at Stonehouse Goodwill on Saturday (2796479)

Staff from Location estate agents dressed up for Stonehouse Goodwill on Saturday (2796493)

Stonehouse Goodwill proved to be very popular on Saturday (2796495)

Girl Guides Chelsey Peck and Emma King try their hand at the wack a rat game at Stonehouse Goodwill on Saturday (2796542)

Students from Maidenhill School perform at Stonehouse Goodwill on Saturday (2796548)

Charlie Rudge, 10, balances on some wheeled skates at Stonehouse Goodwill on Saturday (2796553)

(l-r) Peter Bell, Missy Warren-Hartley, Lucy Curtis and Emily Holder from Stonhouse Action 4 Youth pictured in their guess the number of balloons in the car game at Stonehouse Goodwill on Saturday (2796562)

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FESTIVE fever swept through Stonehouse on Saturday as hundreds of residents crowded into the High Street for the annual Goodwill Festival and Christmas lights switch-on.

The town took on a Dickensian feel as traders wore Victorian inspired outfits which mimicked scenes from A Christmas Carol.

Traders and charities manned brightly decorated stalls selling seasonal snacks as well as goodies and gifts, whilst children visited Santa in his grotto or went to see an African drumming and storytelling performance in the Town Hall.

A festive lantern parade contributed an extra touch of Christmas sparkle to proceedings thanks to children from the Park Infant and Park Junior School.

In true Christmas fashion, tinsel sparkled, mince pies were eaten and seasonal songs filled the air before the lights were switched on by Santa Claus and Stonehouse mayor Chris Brine to loud applause.

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