TV weatherman to switch on market town’s Christmas lights

The Christmas lights in Aylsham will be switched on Chris Page. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

The Christmas lights in Aylsham will be switched on Chris Page. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE - Credit: Archant

A television weatherman will do the honours at a north Norfolk Christmas lights switch-on.

Library photo of meteorologist and ITV weatherman Chris Page on a visit to a school. Mr Page will sw

Library photo of meteorologist and ITV weatherman Chris Page on a visit to a school. Mr Page will switch on the Christmas lights in Aylsham. Picture: South Walsham Fairhaven Primary School - Credit: South Walsham Fairhaven Primary

Chris Page from ITV will turn on the lights at Aylsham's Market Place during the town's festive event on Friday, November 29.

Starting from 4pm, activities will include games, crafts, street food and a Christmas tree festival in Aylsham Parish Church.

Children from Aylsham area schools will do dancing and singing performances, and there will be a Christmas market in the car park of the Black Boys pub.

Santa will be in the Eclipse Hair Studio on Red Lion Street from 4.30pm, and Pirate Joe will be live on stage. The lights will go on at 6.30pm.

Waiting for the countdown at Aylsham Christmas lights switch-on last year. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Waiting for the countdown at Aylsham Christmas lights switch-on last year. Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant


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Mr Page, a meteorologist, joined the ITV News Anglia weather team in December 2017.

Other Christmas events in the region include a switch-on, street party and fair in Mundesley on Sunday, November 24 from 3pm to 6pm.

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