In pictures - Whitby's Christmas Festival gets crowds in festive mood

Whitby Town Council organised a fantastic Christmas Festival weekend to launch the festive season in town.

Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 6:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 6:00 pm
Stained glass artist Janet Fraser, 195012f

Photographer Richard Ponter was on hand to capture images on the Friday night.

Santa was a welcome visitor to the festival, 195012q
Mark Parkin of Furbellow and Co ready for customers, 195012h

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The lantern parade moves through town, 195012e
Lighting the way with a smile, 195012d
A special festive toast! 195012f
The police enjoy the switch-on, 195012n
The lantern parade got the festival under way, 195012c
Channel 4 News presenter Alex Thomson performs the switch-on with youngsters Ruby Wood and Eliza Petherick-Reid, 195012m