Thousands of people turned out in Newport to see the Christmas carnival and Isle of Wight Radio switch on the Christmas lights. All pictures courtesy of Daniel Rooke, Isle of Wight Toy Appeal.
THOUSANDS of people lined the streets of Newport on Saturday to watch the town’s Christmas carnival and lights switch on.
The colourful parade, led by a fire engine and the Wight Diamonds marching band, saw the town’s carnival queens as well as queens from other Island towns including Ryde and Ventnor.
The night included the swtich-on of Newport’s Christmas lights by Paul Topping and Emily Wells, of Isle of Wight Radio.
For more on this story, including carnival results and pictures, please see the Isle of Wight County Press on Friday, December 6.
Emily Wells and Paul Topping of Isle of Wight Radio switch on the Newport Christmas lights.
An Isle of Wight Toy Appeal fundraiser collects at the event.