Festive fun as crowds celebrate Christmas lights switch on in Wisbech

PUBLISHED: 12:16 26 November 2018

Festive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Festive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

AdGarry Samuels

Festive cheer and carols echoed out as hundreds descended on Wisbech for the ever-popular Christmas lights switch-on event.

Festive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTERFestive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Crowds gathered to enjoy seasonal treats, fun from Santa and headline music acts Skarma and Throne of Grace from 3pm.

Mayor of Wisbech Cllr Peter Human lit up the town at 5pm yesterday (November 25) after a festive countdown.

Food, drink and a grand prize draw, with a prize of £150 was held courtesy of Cllr Steve Tierney.

Cllr Sam Hoy said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that came to the Christmas lights switch on. But I would mostly like to thank everyone that helped with the event.

Festive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTERFestive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

“Firstly the town council staff who came on their day off, Dave Oliver Jessica Oliver and Barbara Oliver who were there at the crack of dawn organising the road closures and more.”

A resident added: “It was lovely to see so many happy faces. Most of us actually realise and appreciate the work done by the volunteers, whether they are councillors or not. This is our town, decorated our way.”

The Christmas spirit will continue in Wisbech on December 9 with a Christmas Fayre. There will also be a fancy dress competition.

The lights switch on was sponsored by Wild Things Parties.

Festive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTERFestive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Festive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTERFestive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Festive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTERFestive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Festive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTERFestive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Festive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTERFestive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Festive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTERFestive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Festive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTERFestive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Festive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTERFestive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Festive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTERFestive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Festive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTERFestive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Festive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTERFestive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Festive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTERFestive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Festive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTERFestive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Festive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTERFestive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Festive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTERFestive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Festive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTERFestive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Festive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTERFestive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Festive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTERFestive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Festive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTERFestive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Festive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTERFestive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Festive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTERFestive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Festive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTERFestive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Festive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTERFestive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Festive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTERFestive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Festive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTERFestive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Festive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTERFestive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Festive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTERFestive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Festive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTERFestive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Festive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTERFestive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Festive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTERFestive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

Festive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTERFestive cheer descended on Wisbech for the annual Christmas lights switch on. Picture: IAN CARTER

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