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Hundreds sing carols under twinkling lights in Highgate's Pond Square

PUBLISHED: 17:56 14 December 2015 | UPDATED: 17:56 14 December 2015

Highgate Society's carol concert in Pond Square with Highgate School's band and choir. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Highgate Society's carol concert in Pond Square with Highgate School's band and choir. Picture: Nigel Sutton

© Nigel Sutton email pictures@nigelsuttonphotography.com

Hundreds huddled together under the glow of twinkling Christmas lights to sing festive carols in Highgate Village.

Thanks to an anonymous donation, Pond Square was illuminated for the annual Christmas sing-along last Wednesday with a brand new set of lights adorning the square. For the first time, two Christmas trees were also decorated and put up in the square.

More than 800 people attended the open-air carol service, raising a record £1,300 for The Harington Scheme – a Highgate-based charity which trains young people with learning disabilities in horticulture.

Carollers sung to festive favourites accompanied by the Highgate School Symphonic Band and Orchestra.

Once the songs were sung, singers warmed up with mulled wine, hot dogs and mince pies in the Highgate Society headquarters in South Grove. The Carols in Pond Square event is put on every year by the Highgate Society.

Organiser Chris Underhill said: “Pond Square looked stunning with the new lights and Christmas trees and we were lucky that the weather held off!”

For more pictures, visit hamhigh.co.uk.

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