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Berkhamsted Town Council/DCVS

Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England

Festival of Light

The first Friday in December opens the season in Berkhamsted when the mayor turns on Christmas lights. St Nicholas comes, as does Santa. There are forty charity stalls, children's rides, roasted chestnuts, candy floss (cotton candy), mince pies and mulled wine. St. Nicholas continues on to St Peter's Church where the folk guitar concert is repeated.
Photo: <a href="http://www.krisgruber.com/" target="new" class="link">Kris Gruber Photography</a>
Street theatre with St Nicholas explaining who he is with gifts representing what we receive from God and give one another
The mayor counting down to switching ont he lights
St Nicholas bringing light into St. Peter's Church; folk guitarist concert repeated in chruch
St Nicholas stands in front of the statue of St Nicholas in St Peter's reredos
Santa came, too!