GALLERY: Cheddar Festive Night attracts hundreds to gorge

PUBLISHED: 13:00 06 December 2017

Kings Of Wessex Academy's Young Enterprise Project at Cheddar Festival Night. Picture: Jeremy Long

Kings Of Wessex Academy's Young Enterprise Project at Cheddar Festival Night. Picture: Jeremy Long

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A Somerset village was buzzing with festive spirit and warm greetings this weekend.

Claudia, Dennis and Erin at Cheddar Festival Night. Picture: Jeremy Long Claudia, Dennis and Erin at Cheddar Festival Night. Picture: Jeremy Long

Every year the historic village of Cheddar comes alive with the magic of Christmas during its festive night and this year was no different.

The Mendip village was lit up with twinkling lights as choirs performed in the streets and a whole host of festive goodies and warm food and drinks were served to passers-by by community groups and businesses.

The event began with a carol service at St Andrew’s Church, in Church Street, followed 
by late night shopping and stalls.

A farmers’ market and fairground took over the Cliff Street car park and a land train made its way up and down Cheddar Gorge.

Students from Kings Of Wessex Academy's Young Enterprise Project at Cheddar Festival Night.  Picture: Jeremy Long Students from Kings Of Wessex Academy's Young Enterprise Project at Cheddar Festival Night. Picture: Jeremy Long

Despite the cold weather, there was not a cloud in the sky during the celebration, which took place on Friday.

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