Helston Christmas Light

In one of the busiest events for many years, partly thanks to the dry weather, the town centre was packed with thousands of people keen to celebrate the coming of Christmas and enjoy the entertainment on offer.

There was music from local groups and bands before and after the switch on, with Helston Town Band playing carols and Culdrose Military Wives Choir, Sounds Ecclectic on Cornish Roots and the Helston Concert Band also performing festive tunes.

text: Falmouth Packet

Photo: Dragos robatzchi


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