On Monday, December 3 the Christmas lights will be switched on in Mylor Bridge in the charming annual event.

The pretty village will be festooned with lights of all shapes, sizes and colour for the most wonderful time of the year.

The roads will be closed between 6.30-8pm to enable the festive procession to take place and the lights are switched on at 7pm.

Members of the community have been busy organising the lights and event but it is also an extremely busy time for Father Christmas.

Providing the elves can be left in charge back at the North Pole, the great man is expected to head up the procession from the newsagent to the Lemon Arms’ car park.

Villagers and visitors from the surrounding areas will follow the magical sleigh to the Christmas tree and the Treverva Male Choir will sing carols to the gathered company.

It is customary for long standing residents in the village to switch the lights on and this year, the honour goes to Sue Prout.