It inspired us to take a look at the magical memories of lights being switched on all over South Tyneside in the past.
We have a snowy South Shields in 2003 and Hebburn in 2008. Were you pictured in Jarrow in 2014 or perhaps spotted at the Cleadon lights ceremony in 2—5?
We have all this and more in a festive feature of the past so join us as we switch on those seasonal memories.
1. Let it snow!
Snow fell on South Shields as the Christmas lights were switched on in 2003. Were you there to see it?
2. In fine voice in Hebburn
A song and Christmas lights. What more could you want from the Hebburn ceremony in 2008?
3. Jolly times in Jarrow
The switch on of Jarrow Christmas lights in 2014. Did you go along to enjoy the fun?
Photo: Tim Richardson
4. Happy times in Cleadon
Wrapped up warm for the switching on of the Cleadon Christmas lights in 2005. Were you there?