EMILY Nellies shone the brightest as she turned on Kelty’s Christmas lights.

The seven-year-old was given the honour after creating fantastic fundraising designs in the big build-up to the event.

The Kelty Primary School pupil flicked the switch on Friday with the help of Santa.

Emily’s artistic talents helped raise cash to cover the costs of the night, with more than £500 collected through an online appeal alone.

Betty Rodden, from Kelty Community Council, was delighted with how the event went and how many people turned out to watch as the village was given a festive feel.

She said: “It was great to see such a variety of kids there to enjoy it. They were there from nursery and primary school, and I’m pleased that they all had a good time.

“Kelty is a close community anyway, but events like this are very good and it does bring people together.

“Emily was very happy to switch the lights on and she did that with Santa.

“The local youth group were a big help. They ran a disco for the kids and organised games and face-painting.

“They also had handmade gifts and sweets stalls.

“I’d say it all went very well and the turnout was great.”

The community centre was the base for the switch-on and children of all ages were there to see Emily turn the Christmas lights on at around 4.30pm.

Santa was also delighted to listen to the children’s present wishlist