Come rain or shine, nothing was going to stop the celebratory spirit at the Howick Christmas Fair.
People turned up in their raincoats and brollies in hand as they listened to the Christmas carols and the bands play. The Howick Village Market had a joyous and festive feel.
At the Christmas fair organised by the Howick Village Association, kids got a chance to meet Santa, devour candy floss, play games, enjoy the train ride that criss-crossed Picton Street and more. Local restaurants were packed to the gills with laughter and good cheer.
Heralding the onset of the Merry Season was the time-bound tradition of switching on of the Stockade Hill Christmas lights at 8.40pm.