Father Christmas lights up Bridge

Father Christmas lights up Bridge

Father Christmas visited the Bridge to collect letters from children and switch on the Christmas lights last night.

Father Christmas lights up Bridge
Crowds of excited children gathered along the road eagerly awaiting his arrival.

Shortly after 4pm he arrived in a Fire and Rescue vehicle, spreading Christmas joy and waving while the Guernsey Concert Brass Band played carols and popular tunes.

After switching on the Christmas lights, Father Christmas left with dozens of letters in his sack from young islanders who wrote to the man in red with their wishes for this festive season.

Jack Blazina and Olly Stephens, both 10, said they were looking forward to spending Christmas with their families.

‘I come to the Bridge to see Santa every year, this year I asked for some video games and lego,’ Jack said.

The boys always meet up on Christmas Eve to give each other their gifts early.

Olly said he likes seeing all the lights and decorations in winter, but Jack’s favourite thing about the season was the Christmas lunch.

Lois Woods, 5, was happy to see Santa with her 15-month-old friend Gabriel Deidda.

‘I’ve seen Santa before in Town and he is my favourite thing about Christmas,’ Lois said.

‘This year I’ve asked for some sparkly shoes and a real doll.’

Courtesy of GuernseyPress