HUNDREDS came along to welcome the festive season at a spectacular Stroud Goodwill Evening last night.

A lantern procession wound its way around the town, starting from the Sub Rooms forecourt at 6.15pm.

Shoppers and families enjoyed a vast array of entertainments including a treasure hunt, light display, music, fairground and more.

Photographer Simon Pizzey captured the festive spirit on the streets of Stroud.