Cheddar was thronged with thousands of people for its annual winter showcase event on the 1st December. From the village centre right up into the gorge the streets, bars, cafes and shops were packed with cheery festive goers. Market stalls in Cliff Street car park did a roaring trade and local businesses were delighted by the numbers of shoppers.
There was entertainment aplenty, including the Moor Harmony singers and Salvation Army, children’s amusement rides, a land train up and down the gorge and, of course, Santa on his sleigh.
Homes and businesses put on lighting displays to add to the festive atmosphere. The winners of the annual Cliff Street lighting competition were Cara Williams and Finlay Travis of No.1 Montrose Villas, judged this year by visiting dignitaries from North Somerset Council, Chris Blades, chairman and Ericka Blades, councillor.