Thousands pack in the city centre as Ely heralds the start of the festive season with the turning on of the Christmas lights

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in th

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in the city. The Market Place was packed, Picture: M ROUSE - Credit: Archant

The countdown began mid afternoon and the crowds grew larger as Ely officials turned on its Christmas lights on Friday evening.

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in th

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in the city. The Market Place was packed, Picture: M ROUSE - Credit: Archant

Thousands packed the city centre to enjoy the beginning of the festive period.

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in th

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in the city. The Market Place was packed, Picture: M ROUSE - Credit: Archant

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in th

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in the city. The Market Place was packed, Picture: M ROUSE - Credit: Archant

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in th

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in the city. The Market Place was packed, Picture: M ROUSE - Credit: Archant

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in th

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in the city. The Market Place was packed, Picture: M ROUSE - Credit: Archant

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in th

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in the city. The Market Place was packed, Picture: M ROUSE - Credit: Archant

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in th

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in the city. The Market Place was packed, Picture: M ROUSE - Credit: Archant

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in th

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in the city. The Market Place was packed, Picture: M ROUSE - Credit: Archant

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in th

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in the city. The Market Place was packed, Picture: M ROUSE - Credit: Archant

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in th

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in the city. The Market Place was packed, Picture: M ROUSE - Credit: Archant

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in th

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in the city. The Market Place was packed, Picture: M ROUSE - Credit: Archant

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in th

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in the city. The Market Place was packed, Picture: M ROUSE - Credit: Archant

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in th

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in the city. The Market Place was packed, Picture: M ROUSE - Credit: Archant

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in th

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in the city. The Market Place was packed, Picture: M ROUSE - Credit: Archant

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in th

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in the city. The Market Place was packed, Picture: M ROUSE - Credit: Archant

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in th

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in the city. The Market Place was packed, Picture: M ROUSE - Credit: Archant

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in th

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in the city. The Market Place was packed, Picture: M ROUSE - Credit: Archant

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in th

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in the city. The Market Place was packed, Picture: M ROUSE - Credit: Archant

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in th

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in the city. The Market Place was packed, Picture: M ROUSE - Credit: Archant

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in th

The Ely Lights are on! Thousands turned out on Friday evening to herald the start of Christmas in the city. The Market Place was packed, Picture: M ROUSE - Credit: Archant