Kids switch on to tree ceremony 

PEOPLE young and old gathered at the forecourt of Ray Walsh House on Monday night to witness Tamworth’s official start to the silly season.

With the flick of a switch, mayor Col Murray brought the community Christmas tree, as well as Christmas lighting along Peel St, to life. The family-friendly event was a chance for all involved to kick up their heels as the countdown to the Christmas tree lighting ceremony began.

Jumping castles, face painting, balloon sculpting, giveaways and a special visit from Santa Claus kept the kids occupied, while adults were entertained by the Tamworth RSL Brass Band, Tamworth and District Highland Society Pipe Band and local line-up Cadence.

The Rotary Club of Tamworth catered to hungry tummies with an array of tasty treats to purchase.

The tree and lighting will remain in place until the new year.

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