RESIDENTS of Connah's Quay turned out in their numbers to enjoy the town's annual Christmas lights switch-on on Thursday evening (November 23). 

More than 100 people enjoyed the festive event, which included a stall-filled fayre in the civic hall, followed by the lights switch on. 

Pupils of local schools sang Christmas songs, there was food and drink on offer as well as a range of stalls for people to mull over ahead of the festive period. 

The evening was organised by Connah's Quay Town Council, with Councillor Allan Manship on hand to switch the lights on as those gathered counted down from 10. 

 The weather didn't put people off, with town clerk Suzanne Wilson saying the event was the "busiest they've ever had". 

She added: "It's been such a brilliant night. 


"The civic hall was packed with everything we had going on up there and then there's loads of people out here for the lights switch on. 

"There's so many people to thank, all the schools for letting their pupils come down and sing, the Coral Leigh Dance academy and so many more. 

"It's just amazing to see so many people here, it's the busiest one we've ever had and we've got to thank everyone for coming as without them it wouldn't be possible. 

"Events like this are all about the community and we're just so glad with how it turned out."