This year’s Brunswick Big Light Switch-On took place on Tuesday 6th December, on the Feast of St Nicholas and marking the start of Advent.

It is also the date when traditionally Christmas decorations are hung and trees dressed, which remain in place until 12th night on 6th January.

Residents came along to enjoy a warming drink and a Christmas singsong. There were selection boxes and treats for the children handed out by Father Christmas. We even discovered Santa had quite a voice when he treated the crowd to a song or two. 

And after a slightly rocky start, the lights were switched on. Special thanks to Cory the electrician for saving the day!

Brunswick Tenants and Residents Association Treasurer, Nick Weise said: “Even though we had a shaky start with the lights, it was still a fabulous event.

“The smiles on the children’s faces were priceless, especially when our very own singing Santa arrived with selection boxes. Thank you to everyone involved for helping to make it such a success.

Why not pop along to the park and see the tree for yourself and take a look at the S4B Facebook page for more photos of the event.

The event was organised by Brunswick Tenants and Residents Association (BTARA), Friends of Gartside Gardens, Aspire Recruitment, MCC Ardwick and S4B all working together in partnership.

From all of us here may we take this opportunity to wish you all a safe and peaceful Christmas and best wishes for 2023.