The button was pushed by former Bromsgrove District Council civic head and parish councillor Janice Boswell, Miss Worcetershire contender Laura Beth Morgan and Margaret Hartle.
And with carol singing, plenty of mulled wine and mince pies, there was a real festive feel in the village.
Laura told The Standard: “The turn-out was fantastic and it was a great atmosphere.”
Laura’s fund-raising campaign, for the Primrose Hospice and the Miss England charity Beauty With a Purpose, has now reached £708.
The Miss Worcestershire final will be held at Worcester Warriors’ Sixways Stadium on January 10.
She said she had been having great fun getting out and meeting so many amazing people.
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