Light it up! Hundreds flock to Cromer Christmas festival

Children enjoying the Cromer Christmas light switch on event. Picture: Danielle Booden

Children enjoying the Cromer Christmas light switch on event. Picture: Danielle Booden - Credit: Danielle Booden

Christmas got into full swing in Cromer when hundreds of people took to the high street for the town's lights switch-on.

Mike Bossingham, town mayor, said Saturday's rain failed to dampen the mood and visitors were keen to soak up the seasonal spirit. 

Mr Bossingham said: "We had a huge crowd for the actual switch-on and all day it was very busy. I spoke to some traders who said they'd had a good day and I think everyone was very pleased."

The mayor, town crier Mark Northway and Father Christmas led a torchlit procession, and pier show stars Olly Day and Jo Little got the crowd laughing with a few gags. 

Mr Bossingham and the winners of the town's Christmas poster competition pushed the button to switch on the high street's thousands of coloured lights. The winners were Leni Kirk of Gresham Village School, Halle Harris and Elsie Jackson-Hall of St Mary's, Roughton, and John Hedge Prize winner Travis Bindley from Sidestrand School.

Cromer's town crier, Mark Northway, at the Cromer Christmas light switch on. Picture: Danielle Boode

Cromer's town crier, Mark Northway, at the Cromer Christmas light switch on. - Credit: Danielle Booden

A brass band playing Christmas carols at the Cromer Christmas light switch on. Picture: Danielle Boo

A brass band playing Christmas carols at the Cromer Christmas light switch on. - Credit: Danielle Booden

Elodie O'Kane and Casper Bond playing with the bubbles at the Cromer Christmas light switch on. Pict

Elodie O'Kane and Casper Bond playing with the bubbles at the Cromer Christmas light switch on. - Credit: Danielle Booden

Sharon Booden enjoying the tunnel of lights at the Cromer Christmas light switch on.

Sharon Booden enjoying the tunnel of lights at the Cromer Christmas light switch on. - Credit: Danielle Booden

Sharon Booden adding to the memorial tree in Cromer Parish Church. Picture: Danielle Booden

Sharon Booden adding to the memorial tree in Cromer Parish Church. - Credit: Danielle Booden

The Christmas lights being switched on in Cromer. Picture: Danielle Booden

The Christmas lights being switched on in Cromer. - Credit: Danielle Booden

Cromer town crier Mark Northway speaking at the Cromer Christmas light switch on. Picture: Danielle

Cromer town crier Mark Northway speaking at the Cromer Christmas light switch on. - Credit: Danielle Booden

The Christmas lights being switched on in Cromer. Picture: Danielle Booden

The Christmas lights being switched on in Cromer. - Credit: Danielle Booden

Santa and Cromer Mayor Mike Bossingham at the Cromer Christmas light switch on. Picture: Danielle Bo

Santa and Cromer Mayor Mike Bossingham at the Cromer Christmas light switch on. - Credit: Danielle Booden

A brass band playing Christmas carols at the Cromer Christmas light switch on. Picture: Danielle Boo

A brass band playing Christmas carols at the Cromer Christmas light switch on. - Credit: Danielle Booden

The Christmas lights in Cromer. Picture: Danielle Booden

The Christmas lights in Cromer. - Credit: Danielle Booden

The tunnel of lights in Cromer. Picture: Danielle Booden

The tunnel of lights in Cromer. - Credit: Danielle Booden

The tunnel of lights in Cromer. Picture: Danielle Booden

The tunnel of lights in Cromer. - Credit: Danielle Booden

The Christmas lights in Cromer. Picture: Danielle Booden

The Christmas lights in Cromer. - Credit: Danielle Booden

People enjoying the Christmas lights in Cromer. Picture: Danielle Booden

People enjoying the Christmas lights in Cromer. - Credit: Danielle Booden

A Christmas tree lit up in Cromer Parish Church. Picture: Danielle Booden

A Christmas tree lit up in Cromer Parish Church. - Credit: Danielle Booden

People enjoying the Christmas lights in Cromer. Picture: Danielle Booden

People enjoying the Christmas lights in Cromer. - Credit: Danielle Booden

Cromer gospel choir singing at the Cromer Christmas light switch on. Picture: Danielle Booden

Cromer gospel choir singing at the Cromer Christmas light switch on. - Credit: Danielle Booden


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