Sparkling lights and Christmas cheer illuminated a Sheffield retirement village’s festive switch-on evemt.
The lights were turned on at the Brunswick Gardens Retirement Village, Woodhouse, by Vanessa Langley,
Arbourthorne Primary School headteacher.
Mrs Langley was helped in her task by Year 6 pupils Holly Klein and Eden Wilcox.
Children from Aston Fence School choir sang their hearts out as they performed to the delight of residents, who later joined in with a sing song of traditional Christmas carols at the event.
The festive celebrations continued when a party atmosphere descended on the retirement complex, as its popular Christmas show took place.
The annual show is a highlight on residents’ Christmas calendar and is always a sell-out.
All the acts who perform are either residents or members of staff.
Resident and poet Lucy Payling performed some of her work, including a piece called Santa’s Lament.
Members of the office staff delighted the audience with their rendition of Sister Act, complete with nun costumes, while housekeeper Jo Allen performed an Abba tribute with the help of her sister, Emma.
A highlight of the show was a Chitty Chitty Bang Band-inspired Doll on a Box act, which was performed by two residents.
Residents’ group The Pluckers and Plonkers also played a medley of songs, which had the audience singing along.