Video: Christmas gala entertains crowds in Louth

A wide array of entertainment was on offer on Thursday evening (November 27) as huge crowds descended on Louth town centre to enjoy the Christmas lights switch-on and family gala.

The gala was organised by the Louth Town Partnership (LTP) in conjunction with the town council who arranged the lights switch-on and the blessing of the crib.

St Michael's CE Primary School pupils performed a variety of Christmas songs on the night. EMN-141128-163343001

St Michael's CE Primary School pupils performed a variety of Christmas songs on the night. EMN-141128-163343001

Town Manager Nicola Marshall estimates that around 5,000 people attended throughout the day, and said: “It was absolutely great. There was a really good, festive atmosphere and everybody contributed to help make it a success.”

Nicola thanked the many shops in the town centre that stayed open late, and added: “Santa was very popular, with around 200 children visiting him at his grotto in the New Market Hall - and he will back in town on December 7 at the Christmas market.”

There were dozens of stalls in the Cornmarket and Mercer Row, along with children’s rides, live band, and roaming entertainment from the legendary Earthbound Misfits.

Click on the video above to get a taste of the festivities and entertainment on the night.

To watch a video of the Christmas lights switch-on and singing from St Michael’s pupils, click here.