You know that Christmas is really on the way when the Christmas lights are switched on in the town. And this year it was an extra special event for Gemma as she was asked to take part in the lantern parade.
Every year, children from each school in the town parade through the streets with the lanterns they have made at school – these can be anything from traditional lantern shapes to fish, dragons, horses, stars – you name it!
So last night, Gemma wrapped up warm and proudly carried her lantern through the town centre behind the amazing band. It was a night of music, light and chatter – and it ended with the Christmas light switch on.
The rain held off, and everyone had a really lovely evening. The lanterns looked ever so pretty, and the effort that had been put into them was obvious.
Have the Christmas lights been switched on in your town yet?