HUXLEY sprinkled some of his magic dust over Colwell Common on Friday as a lantern parade and Christmas tree switch-on lit up that part of the West Wight.

Huxley entertained the children and adults with his own special magic display and also led the parade, with Freshwater Fire Brigade, from Colwell Beach car park around The Common.

He then used his super-sized wand to turn on the Christmas tree lights to start the festive season.

There was plenty of entertainment throughout the afternoon with live music in a big marquee featuring Freshwater Library Ukulele Group, Bay Wailers, West Wind Brass Band and Brighstone Barnacles.

The marquee was also packed with stalls selling craft items and Christmas gifts including jewellery, cards and candles.

There were carols around the firepit and Santa and his elves also make a special appearance.

Totland parish clerk, Helen Gibbs, said: "It was only the second year we have had a Christmas market on The Common and it was a huge success, the tent was packed throughout the afternoon and evening.

"The parade around The Common is very child friendly and easy for everyone and we also had glow sticks hanging up to make it feel more Christmassy.

"Huxley was brilliant and kept the children entertained and the fire brigade and singers all did their bit to make it a special occasion."