WORKINGTON Town Council has announced that their Christmas events will be returning this year after the pandemic put a dampener on last year’s festive celebrations.

Events this year will consist of the Christmas festival – in which the town will see the lights switched on for the festive period, as well as a ‘Winter Wonderful’ event that will take place in Vulcans Park.

The event will be a welcome boost to many families – in particular children in the town who were devastated when the pandemic put a stall on the council’s winter events’ calender last year.

However, with lockdown finally over and all the restrictions coming to an end this week, people can start to look forward to a much fuller town schedule.

Mayor Herbert Briggs said: “It’s absolutely brilliant. I think under the circumstances that last years switch-on was absolutely fantastic CF events done an absolutely fantastic job putting a two day concert on for the switch on of the lights and all the artists that did attend.

“As I keep saying, it’s just nice to get back to normality and this Winter Wonderland will get us back to some form of normality because people will be able to walk through the park and look at it and see it in it’s glory and it will be brilliant.

“Same with the light switch on, I think that’s going to be late November, and it will be hopefully everybody lining the streets just like it was two years ago and using that word again. normality – I can’t wait.

“We all missed out and we have got to make up for lost time, and to get back to doing what we do around Christmas time....even when you’re in your 50s like me, you’re still a big kid at heart.”