Father Christmas chose an unusual form of transport to arrive on at St Keverne's lights switch on.

Giving the reindeer a rest for the night, he arrived in the village square on Friday onboard on a traction engine driven by Colin Savage.

He then made his way to a brand new grotto set up in the garden of the White Hart, where a Christmas craft fair was also taking place.

The evening got underway with St Keverne School pupils parading into the village to sing festive songs by the Christmas tree, before St Keverne Band played carols in the lead up to the switch on.

Lights committee chairman Matt Ferguson said: "The evening went well and I think the new lights and new grotto arrangements looked great.

"We're looking forward to next year where we can improve things further."

He went on to thank all the lights committee members and the volunteers who had helped in the run up to the switch on and during the night itself, in particular Margaret and Jeff Chandler for helping Father Christmas organise the presents.