The figures are just in .... a record-breaking 6,000+ people turned out to watch the annual Oldham Christmas parade, over 8,000 came to see the town's Christmas lights switch-on and several thousand more attended the Christmas market, which ran for 16 days.
For the 14th year we provided many of the facilities including entertainers (marching bands, bears, Santa himself and much more). I also acted as Artistic Director for the events programme.
So now it's time to get planning this year - yes, we've already had a meeting - which will be my 15th year. It's been a great pleasure to work with an amazing team of people on the programme but I've decided that this year will be my last. I'll miss it greatly - well, maybe not standing in the snow all day - but it's been a tough decision. However, the time comes to stand aside and let someone else have a go.