Heckmondwike Christmas Lights 2014
29th November 2014
The Christmas Lights switch-on in Heckmondwike once again attracted thousands of people into the town centre where the Market Place and Green Park are taken over by a Fun Fair with rides, roundabouts and stalls selling everything from burgers and hot dogs to glow-sticks and swords. The Rotary club again provided the main atrraction for smaller children - Santa's Grotto and also had a bottle stall nearby.
Santa arrived in Green Park on his sleigh at 1.45pm and found a queue of small children had already formed to welcome him. The queue never shortened and got even longer as the time for the Christmas Lights to be turned on got nearer. At 6.30 the lights were switched on and still the children kept coming until at 7.30 all the presents had gone and the grotto had to be closed. With over 260 children having passed through it left Santa and his elf helpers exhausted.
The Bottle Stall was equally as popular with the grown-ups and the stall full of bottles completely sold out.
Over £500 was raised and thanks are due to all those who helped.