A TOWN is getting into the festive spirit after being lit up for Christmas both indoors and outdoors.

Pershore annual lights switch-on took place drawing crowds of people out to watch.

Shane Mason who attended the evening said unfortunately there were no fireworks but he was stood in the right place for the lights switch on, which meant he was able to capture beautiful pictures.

Mr Mason said:"There were more people stood in the High Street than there was on St Andrews gardens."

The night and day saw Father Christmas and his reindeer, stalls, mulled wine, face painting and entertainment from a choir who sang Christmas songs.

Elsewhere in the town, church members and the clergy worked hard on Monday (December 2) to erect and decorate a 17ft Christmas tree, a major attraction in Pershore Abbey.

The vicar, the Revd Claire Lording said:

“So many adults and children come into the Abbey during Advent and Nativity time that we want them to feel excited and welcome.” The tree, funded from donations, is covered with hundreds of baubles and lights, ready for a long series of concerts, school visits and carol services.

Revd Lording said: “We will keep it lit up and on show right through until January 6th,”

“so family visitors on holiday can pop in, too.”

During the morning service on Sunday, Revd Lording blessed the Christmas Food parcels ready to be distributed by Pershore Foodbank this year.

The Foodbank volunteers have raised funds and co-ordinated food donations. They will organise distribution of the Christmas parcels and offer support to those who are struggling to make ends meet.