Crowds fill North Walsham for annual Christmas lights switch on

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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