Friday the 6th of December and hundreds gathered at Thame Town Hall – keen to get into the Christmas spirit – and the switching on of the Christmas tree lights.
Pastor Paddy Harris compered this year’s event and Anita Dobson, former Eastender encouraged by the Mayor of Thame pressed the button to switch the lights on.
Thame switched on to Christmas
The Thame Christmas tree lighting and carol singing event seems to grow year on year and 2013 saw a Dickensian twist. Many got into the theme with Paddy, the Mayor and Thame Fire Fighters dressed in Victorian outfits. It was an evening full of characters including members of the Thame Players, who took to the streets to promote this years panto Snow White. An evening of fun, laughter, great carol singing and lots to see and do.
“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour” Charles Dickens
So, Christmas is just around the corner and with it brings more carol singing, mince pie eating, family gathering celebrations. If you would like to really get into the Christmas spirit come along to Cornerstone on Sunday 22nd of December at John Hampden School. Have a magical start to the week with oranges, sweets candles and carols to enjoy a Christingle service.
For many years crowds have gathered to sing carols around the Thame Town Hall, usually in the rain. This year the rain held off and everybody had a chance to mill amongst the stalls with a French food stall, manned by people from Montesson, in France doing brisk trade. Wrapped up warm and eager for that first glimpse of Santa, children also had the opportunity to ride in a horse drawn carriage or a miniature steam railway.