Just 8 miles from Newport, Haughton in Staffordshire is a small village famous for its Christmas lights.

All the residents light up their houses and gardens for a festive show which raises money for charity. Last year a huge total of #7,400 was raised and split between several local charities including the Midlands Air Ambulance.

The light switch on happened on Friday 12th December. I went to see them the next evening.

The village was so bright from the surrounding frosty darkness. The lights were dazzling! The houses were covered in strip lights. The gardens were all full of lit up santas and reindeers. There were loads of penguins in everyone’s gardens; I’m sure they brought out the entire pretend woolies stock of penguins!
There were some cute rabbits, and gorgeous polar bears. It is amazing what different festive lights there are.

The evening of lights was completed with a yummy hot chocolate at The Shropshire Inn alongside a long marshmallow and log fire.

I would high recommend a trip to the lights to start the festive season off!

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