Aylsham Christmas lights are turned on
PUBLISHED: 19:37 24 November 2017 | UPDATED: 19:37 24 November 2017
Hundreds of people braved the cold weather to attend the Aylsham Christmas lights switch-on in the Market Place.
Entertainment included live music and a performance by youngsters from the Sutton School of Dance.
Other attractions included food stalls and a barbecue, fairground rides, a Santa’s Grotto in Red Lion Street and a display of 30 Christmas trees decorated by local charities and good causes in St Michael’s Church.
Town council events officer Paul Smith said the lights switch-on brought the town together.
“Everyone turns out,” he added. “There’s a fantastic community spirit and I think everyone just has a brilliant time.”
There was also the launch of a Christmas tree festival at Aylsham Parish Church, which runs until December 30 and will feature trees decorated by 35 local, national and international charities. The church is hosting a Christmas market on Monday.