Festive cheer at Wisewood Christmas tree light switch-on

Selling popcorn at the Christmas tree lights switch on at Wisewood Sports Centre on Sunday (7 December 2014) are Debbie Daunoras, of Wadsley, and daughter Evie, aged 11.
Selling popcorn at the Christmas tree lights switch on at Wisewood Sports Centre on Sunday (7 December 2014) are Debbie Daunoras, of Wadsley, and daughter Evie, aged 11.
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Wisewood was lit up with festive cheer at its community Christmas celebration.

Real reindeer and Father Christmas himself were among the guests at the Christmas tree light switch-on event next to Wisewood Sports Centre.

Carole singing at the Christmas tree lights switch on at Wisewood Sports Centre.

Carole singing at the Christmas tree lights switch on at Wisewood Sports Centre.

Lord Mayor Peter Rippon switched on the Christmas tree lights with help from deputy council leader and cabinet member for homes and neighbourhoods Coun Harry Harpham.

Coun Harpham said: “It was great.

“The enthusiasm from the community up there was just wonderful.

“It was very cold but it certainly didn’t dampen the spirits of the people up there.

Alfie Lister, aged ten, at the Christmas tree lights switch on event at Wisewood Sports Centre on Sunday (7 December 2014).

Alfie Lister, aged ten, at the Christmas tree lights switch on event at Wisewood Sports Centre on Sunday (7 December 2014).

“Everyone was in the mood to get ready for a really nice Christmas, there was a wonderful Christmas tree and I had a really enjoyable time.

“There were plenty of different stalls with different things so hopefully they raised lots of money.”

Father Christmas arrived with his real reindeer shortly after the switch-on event, then crowds of locals bustled around the festive stalls on the hunt for Christmas gifts and treats.

Stannington Silver Training Band played some Yuletide tunes to get everyone in the festive spirit.

Mum Joanne Lister and sons Alfie and Jake Lister, aged ten, and 12, at the Christmas tree lights switch on event at Wisewood Sports Centre.

Mum Joanne Lister and sons Alfie and Jake Lister, aged ten, and 12, at the Christmas tree lights switch on event at Wisewood Sports Centre.

n Wisewood Methodist Church on Ben Lane is hosting a local carol sing in the Church Hall tomorrow from 7pm.

The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Peter Rippon, and Councillor Harry Harpham, deputy leader of Sheffield City Council, turn on the Christmas tree lights at Wisewood Sports Centre on Sunday (7 December 2014).

The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Peter Rippon, and Councillor Harry Harpham, deputy leader of Sheffield City Council, turn on the Christmas tree lights at Wisewood Sports Centre on Sunday (7 December 2014).