AROUND 200 people attended the switch-on of Christmas lights in Steeton and Eastburn.

The neighbouring villages held a joint ceremony including carol singing led by David Wortley.

The lights were organised and funded by the Steeton and Eastburn Community Christmas Lights group with sponsorship from local people and businesses.

The lights were switched on by the joint winners of a ‘paint a bauble’ competition, eight-year-old Riley Sayer in Eastburn and Sahara Burrows in Steeton.

Diane Waterhouse officiated at the events in both villages.

The Goat’s Head in Steeton hosted a Christmas disco for the children after the lights had been switched on.