Packed streets for Leyland’s Christmas festival weekend

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People packed the streets of Leyland for the town’s Christmas festival this weekend.

Street entertainers, carol singers and the Lostock Hall Brass Band entertained the crowds, while businesses hosted activities for children.

Leyland Christmas Festival on Hough Lane Jorja Griffiths-Barnes, five, from St Ambrose Players

Leyland Christmas Festival on Hough Lane Jorja Griffiths-Barnes, five, from St Ambrose Players

A nativity was held, and there was also a Christingle service at the United Reformed Church.

Mayor of South Ribble Coun Graham Walton was at the special festival to turn on the Christmas lights, and described the day as “brilliant”.

He said: “We arrived at about 3pm and the main thoroughfare was absolutely packed, you couldn’t move, there must have been a couple of thousand there.

“The stalls were brilliant and the market was open. I spoke to the stall owners and they were all enthralled with the number of people who had turned out.

“It was brilliant, they were all in a happy mood, and I think the council did exceptionally well with the planning of it.”

There was also live music, funfair rides and street food, as well as mulled wine.