Six-year-old Benny scores a hat-trick of switch-ons at Cromer Christmas festival

Kevin Pitcher looks on as his six-year-old son Benny, who has an inoperable brain tumour, turns on t

Kevin Pitcher looks on as his six-year-old son Benny, who has an inoperable brain tumour, turns on the Christmas lights at Cromer.Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

A feast of festive fun was on offer at Cromer on Saturday, when a five-day Christmas festival came to a close with an illuminated procession followed by a grand switch-on ceremony.

Smiles all round at Cromer Christmas lights switch-on.Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Smiles all round at Cromer Christmas lights switch-on.Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Attractions in the town centre included a Christmas tree festival at the parish church, a street market, and a Santa's grotto in Cromer parish hall.

Festival-goers also had a chance to meet a couple of real-life reindeer, and vote for the winners of a shop window competition.

Cromer town crier Mark Northway on stage with Father Christmas at the town's Christmas lights switch

Cromer town crier Mark Northway on stage with Father Christmas at the town's Christmas lights switch-on.Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Much-loved Norfolk comedian Olly Day and his fellow Cromer Pier Christmas show star Mark James were joined on stage for the switch-on by Father Christmas, town crier Mark Northway and local youngsters incluing six-year-old Benny Pitcher, who last week turned on the festive lights at Holt and Sheringham.

Mr Day, who has taken part in the event for the past 11 years, said: "It's a great joy to be able to spend two months of every year in Cromer, I feel part of the community and the Christmas festival is a real highlight."

Kevin Pitcher with his six-year-old son Benny, who helped turn on the Christmas lights at Cromer.Pho

Kevin Pitcher with his six-year-old son Benny, who helped turn on the Christmas lights at Cromer.Photo: KAREN BETHELL. - Credit: Archant


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