JONA Lewie topped the bill during a glittering night of entertainment in Hale Barns on Sunday.

The pop star - who had a massive Christmas hit with 'Stop the Cavalry' in 1980 - took to the stage for a festive concert at Holy Angels Church.

Lewie’s set was a fantastic mix of songs from his 40 years in music with highlights including Always in the Kitchen at Parties, which was performed alongside Wilmslow-based singer Lauren Lovelle.

The finale saw Lewie being joined by the other acts to perform Stop the Cavalry, complete with Kaleidoscope big band providing the famous brass sections.

After his performance Jona Lewie spoke of his joy to have played in the village.

He said "It's an absolutely fantastic venue and such lovely people, Max Eden and the team have done a great job."

Earlier, Urmston singer Wayne Devlin started the concert with a crooner rendition of Blue Christmas and Sinatra’s famous New York New York which got the audience well and truly excited for a night of live music.

The Festival Orchestra Players and Di Voci Ladies Choir followed with a selection of traditional classics, from ‘Carol of the Bells’ to ‘Deck the Halls’.

Teen soprano; Scarlett Quigley dazzled audiences with a spell-binding performance in a beautiful sparkly ball gown and looked every inch a star as she performed classics such as ‘Ave Maria’ and ‘Santa Baby.

The second half started with local big band; ‘Kaleidoscope’ treating the crowd to an eclectic mix of swing and big band Christmas cheer before Jona Lewie's appearance.

During the day, Hale Barns hosted its annual Christmas market event which saw Holy Angels Car Park transformed into a mini carnival with fantastic gift and craft stalls, delicious food and drink, children's rides and an outside stage which featured fabulous singers, Irish dancers and entertainers.

The outdoor events sponsored by Benchmark Security and Sunrise Senior Living were capped off with a dazzling free firework display which lit the skies over Hale Barns and delighted the crowd.

All profits from the event go to funding the new community hall in Hale Barns with thousands raised from the Christmas event helping get that step closer to starting the build.