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Hundreds turn out for Sheringham Christmas lights switch-on

PUBLISHED: 19:58 17 November 2017 | UPDATED: 20:03 17 November 2017

Snow machine fun at Sheringham Christmas lights switch-on. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Snow machine fun at Sheringham Christmas lights switch-on. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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Confetti canons, a snow machine and a parade of youngsters riding decorated bikes and scooters helped fill Sheringham folk with festive spirit, at the town’s annual Christmas lights switch-on.

Hot roasted chestnuts on sale at Sheringham Christmas lights switch-on event. Photo: KAREN BETHELLHot roasted chestnuts on sale at Sheringham Christmas lights switch-on event. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Hundreds turned out to the event, which also boasted a flock of dancing penguins, a Santa’s grotto, and stalls selling mince pies and hot chestnuts.

Entertainment on the main stage ranged from comedy and dancing from the Sheringham Little Theatre pantomime The Wizard of Oz, to music from Sheringham Primary School ukulele group and 80-pupil choir and the town’s Salvation Army Band.

Sheringham Primary School choir and ukulele group performing at the town's Christmas lights switch-on event. Photo: KAREN BETHELLSheringham Primary School choir and ukulele group performing at the town's Christmas lights switch-on event. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Former town and district councillor Hilary Nelson switched on the lights, which this year include new displays on the North Norfolk Railway signal box and Otterndorf Green.

Carnival vice-chairman Paul Starling, who organised the event with a team of volunteers, said: “It is a fantastic chance for the community to come together and celebrate everything that’s good about Sheringham.”

Snow machine fun at Sheringham Christmas lights switch-on. Photo: KAREN BETHELLSnow machine fun at Sheringham Christmas lights switch-on. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Snow machine fun at Sheringham Christmas lights switch-on. Photo: KAREN BETHELLSnow machine fun at Sheringham Christmas lights switch-on. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham Christmas lights switch-on. Photo: KAREN BETHELLSheringham Christmas lights switch-on. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham Primary School choir and ukulele group performing at the town's Christmas lights switch-on event. Photo: KAREN BETHELLSheringham Primary School choir and ukulele group performing at the town's Christmas lights switch-on event. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham Primary School choir and ukulele group performing at the town's Christmas lights switch-on event. Photo: KAREN BETHELLSheringham Primary School choir and ukulele group performing at the town's Christmas lights switch-on event. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham Primary School choir and ukulele group performing at the town's Christmas lights switch-on event. Photo: KAREN BETHELLSheringham Primary School choir and ukulele group performing at the town's Christmas lights switch-on event. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham Little Theatre Wizard of Oz stars Loraine Metcalfe and Harry Williams on stage at Sheringham Christmas lights switch-on. Photo: KAREN BETHELLSheringham Little Theatre Wizard of Oz stars Loraine Metcalfe and Harry Williams on stage at Sheringham Christmas lights switch-on. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham Little Theatre Wizard of Oz star Harry Williams on stage at Sheringham Christmas lights switch-on. Photo: KAREN BETHELLSheringham Little Theatre Wizard of Oz star Harry Williams on stage at Sheringham Christmas lights switch-on. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham Little Theatre Wizard of Oz star Loraine Metcalfe on stage at Sheringham Christmas lights switch-on. Photo: KAREN BETHELLSheringham Little Theatre Wizard of Oz star Loraine Metcalfe on stage at Sheringham Christmas lights switch-on. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham Little Theatre Wizard of Oz star Hana Stewart on stage at Sheringham Christmas lights switch-on. Photo: KAREN BETHELLSheringham Little Theatre Wizard of Oz star Hana Stewart on stage at Sheringham Christmas lights switch-on. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Illuminated bikes and scooters line up ready for the parade. Photo: KAREN BETHELLIlluminated bikes and scooters line up ready for the parade. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Carnival committee member Della McClean (centre) with carnival queen Abi Dowsett-Olby (left) and attendant Natasha Grand. Photo: KAREN BETHELLCarnival committee member Della McClean (centre) with carnival queen Abi Dowsett-Olby (left) and attendant Natasha Grand. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Illuminated scooters on parade. Photo: KAREN BETHELLIlluminated scooters on parade. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Illuminated scooters line up ready for the parade. Photo: KAREN BETHELLIlluminated scooters line up ready for the parade. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Illuminated bikes and scooters line up ready for the parade. Photo: KAREN BETHELLIlluminated bikes and scooters line up ready for the parade. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Zumba dancing at Sheringham Christmas lights switch-on. Photo: KAREN BETHELLZumba dancing at Sheringham Christmas lights switch-on. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham Christmas lights switch-on. Photo: KAREN BETHELLSheringham Christmas lights switch-on. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham Christmas lights switch-on. Photo: KAREN BETHELLSheringham Christmas lights switch-on. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Seven-year-old Sam meets Santa at Sheringham Christmas lights switch-on. Photo: KAREN BETHELLSeven-year-old Sam meets Santa at Sheringham Christmas lights switch-on. Photo: KAREN BETHELL


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