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Crowds fill North Walsham for annual Christmas lights switch on

PUBLISHED: 17:17 25 November 2018 | UPDATED: 17:18 25 November 2018

The crowd just as the North Walsham Christmas lights were switched on  Picture: ANDREA HUDSON PHOTOGRAPHY

The crowd just as the North Walsham Christmas lights were switched on Picture: ANDREA HUDSON PHOTOGRAPHY

ANDREA HUDSON PHOTOGRAPHY

Crowds filled a north Norfolk town’s high street as they gathered to see the streets lit up with festive decorations.

Santa was just one of the special guests to appear at North Walsham Christmas light switch on  Picture: ANDREA HUDSON PHOTOGRAPHYSanta was just one of the special guests to appear at North Walsham Christmas light switch on Picture: ANDREA HUDSON PHOTOGRAPHY

North Walsham was packed with families enjoying the annual Christmas lights switch on from 2pm on Saturday, November 24.

Christmas lights committee chairman Colin Jeary said: “The town centre was absolutely full.

“There were 17 stalls from food to charity, including an inflatable snow globe.”

He added: “The switch on at 6pm was under the town clock, and done by Jade Paget -Woods, our carnival Funday Queen for the year and her daughter Rebecca.”

Colin Jeary, North Walsham Christmas Lights committee chairman, with carnival Funday Queen Jade Paget-Woods and her daughter Rebecca  Picture: ANDREA HUDSON PHOTOGRAPHYColin Jeary, North Walsham Christmas Lights committee chairman, with carnival Funday Queen Jade Paget-Woods and her daughter Rebecca Picture: ANDREA HUDSON PHOTOGRAPHY

The Christmas window competition, judged by the mayor, deputy mayor, Ms Paget-Woods, and the choir, was won by Papillon Gifts.

The event also featured performances from schools, a Zumba group, and the Salvation Army band.

Mr Jeary thanked all the volunteers for their hard work, which he said amounted to 184 hours.

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