Christmas spirit in full flow for Potters Bar tree lights switch-on

PUBLISHED: 17:10 11 December 2018 | UPDATED: 17:10 11 December 2018

The Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill Hellary

The Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill Hellary

Jill Hellary

Over a thousand people are estimated to have turned out in Potters Bar on Saturday evening to see the community Christmas tree light up.

MP Oliver Dowden and Mayor Brenda Batten switch on the christmas tree lights in Potters Bar. 


Picture: Karyn HaddonMP Oliver Dowden and Mayor Brenda Batten switch on the christmas tree lights in Potters Bar. Picture: Karyn Haddon

At an event attended by hundreds of people on Saturday evening Oliver Dowden, Member of Parliament for Hertsmere, lit this year’s Potters Bar Christmas lights.

At 5pm on December 8, MP Oliver Dowden and mayor Brenda Batten illuminated a specially planted tree in Oakmere Park after an afternoon of festive family entertainment from DJs, dancers, bands, rides and choirs.

It was the crowning glory to the exhaustive community efforts to ensure Potters Bar has Christmas lights this year.

Organiser Lynette Sullivan said she had been humbled by the public support to the project.

The Ladbrooke School Choir sing to the crowds at the Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. 


Picture: Karyn HaddonThe Ladbrooke School Choir sing to the crowds at the Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Oakmere councillor Jean Heywood said: “Without the people of Potters Bar this would not have happened,” thanking the whole community for the festive efforts.

Mr Dowden said afterwards: ‘It was great fun to switch on Potters Bar’s lights this year!

“We have a fantastic community spirit here in the town and it was wonderful to see everyone coming together to celebrate Christmas.”

The Ladbrooke School Choir sing to the crowds at the Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. 


Picture: Karyn HaddonThe Ladbrooke School Choir sing to the crowds at the Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Karyn Haddon

The Ladbrooke School Choir sing to the crowds at the Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. 


Picture: Karyn HaddonThe Ladbrooke School Choir sing to the crowds at the Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Karyn Haddon

The Ladbrooke School Choir sing to the crowds at the Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. 


Picture: Karyn HaddonThe Ladbrooke School Choir sing to the crowds at the Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Karyn Haddon

MP Oliver Dowden at the Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. 


Picture: Karyn HaddonMP Oliver Dowden at the Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Karyn Haddon

The Ladbrooke School Choir enjoy the Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on.


 Picture: Karyn HaddonThe Ladbrooke School Choir enjoy the Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Karyn Haddon

The Rythymix Academy of Dance entertain the crowds at the Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on.


Picture: Karyn HaddonThe Rythymix Academy of Dance entertain the crowds at the Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Karyn Haddon

The Rythymix Academy of Dance entertain the crowds at the Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on.


Picture: Karyn HaddonThe Rythymix Academy of Dance entertain the crowds at the Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Mayor Brenda Batten speaks to the crowds at the Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on.


Picture: Karyn HaddonMayor Brenda Batten speaks to the crowds at the Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Karyn Haddon

MP Oliver Dowden and Mayor Brenda Batten switch on the christmas tree lights in Potters Bar. 


Picture: Karyn HaddonMP Oliver Dowden and Mayor Brenda Batten switch on the christmas tree lights in Potters Bar. Picture: Karyn Haddon

MP Oliver Dowden and Mayor Brenda Batten switch on the christmas tree lights in Potters Bar. 


Picture: Karyn HaddonMP Oliver Dowden and Mayor Brenda Batten switch on the christmas tree lights in Potters Bar. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Pom-pom dancing at the Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch on. Picture: Jill HellaryPom-pom dancing at the Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch on. Picture: Jill Hellary

The Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill HellaryThe Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill Hellary

The Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill HellaryThe Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill Hellary

The Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill HellaryThe Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill Hellary

The Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill HellaryThe Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill Hellary

The Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill HellaryThe Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill Hellary

The Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill HellaryThe Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill Hellary

The Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill HellaryThe Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill Hellary

The Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill HellaryThe Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill Hellary

The Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill HellaryThe Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill Hellary

The Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill HellaryThe Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill Hellary

The Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill HellaryThe Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill Hellary

The Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill HellaryThe Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill Hellary

The Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill HellaryThe Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill Hellary

The Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill HellaryThe Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill Hellary

The Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill HellaryThe Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill Hellary

The Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill HellaryThe Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill Hellary

The Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill HellaryThe Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill Hellary

The Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill HellaryThe Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill Hellary

The Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill HellaryThe Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill Hellary

The Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill HellaryThe Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill Hellary

The Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill HellaryThe Potters Bar Christmas tree lights switch-on. Picture: Jill Hellary

MP Oliver Dowden and Mayor Brenda Batten switch on the christmas tree lights in Potters Bar. 


Picture: Karyn HaddonMP Oliver Dowden and Mayor Brenda Batten switch on the christmas tree lights in Potters Bar. Picture: Karyn Haddon

MP Oliver Dowden and Mayor Brenda Batten switch on the christmas tree lights in Potters Bar. 


Picture: Karyn HaddonMP Oliver Dowden and Mayor Brenda Batten switch on the christmas tree lights in Potters Bar. Picture: Karyn Haddon

The Potters Bar Christmas tree.


 Picture: Karyn HaddonThe Potters Bar Christmas tree. Picture: Karyn Haddon

The Potters Bar Christmas tree. 


Picture: Karyn HaddonThe Potters Bar Christmas tree. Picture: Karyn Haddon

The Potters Bar Rotary Club's newly revamped Christmas sleigh.


 Picture: Karyn HaddonThe Potters Bar Rotary Club's newly revamped Christmas sleigh. Picture: Karyn Haddon

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