DurhamGate has illuminated the local area with the official switch on of its first ever Christmas Tree lights.
The lights were switched on by DurhamGate Duke of Edinburgh candidate and Spennymoor Youth Council Mayor Rachel Bartle.
The switch on, in association with Thorn Lighting and Tridonic, took place on 28 November and was well attended by DurhamGate residents and their families who enjoyed the festive celebrations.
A stilt-walker and fire-eater greeted residents who were then entertained by Christmas Carols from North Park Primary School. Minces Pies and Mulled Wine were provided for guests to enjoy as they got into the Christmas spirit around the tree.