Residents in West End, Oswaldtwistle gathered for a Christmas lights switch-on in aid of Marie Cure Cancer Care.
The ‘Big Switch-On’ marked the start of Church and Oswaldtwistle Rotary Club’s Father Christmas sleigh rides around the area and raised £1743.26 for the charity.
Ken Freeman, fundraising chairman at the club, said the display was held at Aspen Fold with the full support of local people.
He said: “The event received tremendous support from local residents who turned out to enjoy the many lighting displays and listen to the Bethany Girls singing carols. Santa was kept busy throughout the evening handing out sweets to the many children and making note of their wishes for delivery on Christmas Day.”
Father Christmas will travel all over Church and Oswaldtwistle until Thursday, December 18 including Knuzden, West End and Belthorn.
Visit www.candorotary.org.uk for the route.