SPARKLING illuminations and Christmas cheer were the order of the day at a Sheffield retirement village’s annual festive lights switch-on.
The lights were turned on at the Brunswick Gardens Retirement Village, Woodhouse, by Coun John Campbell, Lord Mayor of Sheffield, who was helped by resident Keith Squire.
Children from Aston Fence School and the Brunswick Steelers choir also performed carols, followed by music from Recycled Rhythm, a percussion group featuring Brunswick Gardens residents.
Santa Claus even dropped by to hand out presents to the schoolchildren.
More than 300 people live in the retirement village, which is made up of 217 apartments and bungalows.