Christmas switch-on celebrations get off to a sparkling start with illuminated parade

Sheringham Christmas lights switch-on celebrationsPhoto: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham Christmas lights switch-on celebrationsPhoto: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

A procession of illuminated scooters, bikes and pushchairs added a touch of sparkle to Sheringham Christmas lights switch-on celebrations,

A confetti cannon was one of the attractions at Sheringham Christmas lights switch-on celebrations.P

A confetti cannon was one of the attractions at Sheringham Christmas lights switch-on celebrations.Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

which kicked off with songs and comedy from the cast of the Little Theatre pantomime, Dick Whittington.

Other entertainment included stalls, a Santa's grotto, festive songs from Sheringham Primary School infant choir, real-life alpacas and reindeer and music from the Salvation Army Band.

Six-year-old Benny Pitcher on stage with his dad Kevin at Sheringham Christmas lights switch-on.Phot

Six-year-old Benny Pitcher on stage with his dad Kevin at Sheringham Christmas lights switch-on.Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Six-year-old East Runton youngster Benny Pitcher, whose brave battle against brain cancer has touched the hearts of people all over the area, switched on the lights to the delight of the crowd, who lit up their phones and held them aloft to show their support.

Town mayor Madeleine Ashcroft said: "In spite of some very wet weather, we had a good turn-out. It is a super community event and I think it's wonderful the way everybody chips in and gets involved."

Sheringham Primary School infant choir on stage at the town's Christmas lights switch-on celebration

Sheringham Primary School infant choir on stage at the town's Christmas lights switch-on celebrationsPhoto: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant


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Sheringham Little Theatre panto cast members entertaining youngsters and their families at the town

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Nine-year-old Jonny and his sister Ivy on their illuminated scooters.Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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