Morpeth will be bathed in a festive glow for the next few weeks after the switch was flicked to turn on the town’s Christmas lights on Saturday.
A Misteltoe Christmas Fair was also held in the Town Hall, as shoppers and children enjoyed the seasonal light display.
Thisisnorthumberland.com was there to capture the occasion as darkness fell – a fitting end to a packed day.
Earlier on Saturday we also dropped in on Hexham Farmers’ Market, one of the best of its kind in the North East attracting both producers and shoppers from far and wide.
If you are planning a trip to Northumberland, a visit to one of the local markets is a great way to spend a few hours.
There is always excellent local food to sample as well as the chance to meet and chat to the producers who make, grow and raise the wonderful food the county is becoming justifiably famous for.
And if you are lucky you will be serenaded on your way, as thisisnorthumberland was lucky enough to be on its visit to Hexham by a busking duo performing a medley of traditional songs.