Thanks to the hard work of the the Parish Council Christmas Lights Working Group, Alnmouth is festooned each festive season with an impressive display of Christmas lights with large Christmas trees at each end of Northumberland Street. Alnmouth villagers are extremely generous in their support and regularly raise funds for the lighting display. Thanks are also due to the householders who allow the lights to be placed on their property and who provide free electricity!
The 'Switch On' of the lights is a major village event marking the start of the Christmas season in Alnmouth. The shops stay open later into the evening, Santa comes to meet the children and a large crowd enjoys the spectacle and the party atmosphere.