LUDLOW Winter Festival has been hailed an "overwhelming success" after drawing hundreds of attendees at the weekend.

The Orleton Young Farmers tractor run kicked off the weekend, with events including folk music in Ludlow Assembly Rooms, a light train in Ludlow Castle, pizza and poetry in St Laurence's Church, performances from talented locals including Macy O and Bella Acapella a visit from Father Christmas, and lots more. 

One of the highlights was the eagerly awaited light switch-on, where Ludlow’s mayoress, Gabriella Ginger, had the honour of illuminating the town and initiating the festivities.

Mayor of Ludlow, Councillor Glenn Ginger said: “Ludlow Town Council is delighted with the overwhelming turnout and positive feedback from attendees. The collaboration and support from the community has made this event a real success”.

A spokesperson for Ludlow Town Council said the council extends its gratitude to all participants and businesses who played a crucial role in making the winter festival a memorable event.

The council looks forward to building on this success in future events and continuing to bring the community together through collaboration with businesses and organisations.