Photo by Camer-On Photography.
Bagpipers led people through Clyde's heritage precinct on
Wednesday night as the Christmas lights flickered on. Christmas
and community spirit was alive and well as about 300 people
turned out for the town's inaugural Christmas party.
They gathered on the lawn of the historic Oliver's complex,
lured by mulled wine, truffles and carol singing.
For over an hour they sang Christmas classics such as Away in
a Manger, Silent Night, Jingle Bells and Feliz Navidad as the
light slowly faded.
At 10pm more than 500m of fairy lights flicked on to gasps,
cheers and applause.
Organised by the Clyde on Sunday committee, it was a first
for the town and the plan was to have it ''bigger and
better'' next year, committee member David Ritchie said.