Who can you spot in these Holt Christmas light switch-on photos?

Benny Pitcher got to turn on the lights at the Holt Christmas Lights switch-on 2019. He is pictured

Benny Pitcher got to turn on the lights at the Holt Christmas Lights switch-on 2019. He is pictured here with host Olly Day, his mum Julie, and Father Christmas. Picture: Alan Raymond Palmer - Credit: Archant

The festive season has got off to a cracking start in Holt, which has become the first Norfolk market town to celebrate its Christmas lights switch-on in 2019.

Father Christmas was at the Holt Christmas Lights switch-on 2019. Picture: Alan Raymond Palmer

Father Christmas was at the Holt Christmas Lights switch-on 2019. Picture: Alan Raymond Palmer - Credit: Archant

Thousands of people flocked to the High Street to take part in games, listen to musicians, marvel at fireworks and breathe in a dose of good old Christmas cheer.

The 'pantomime horse race' - which has become an event highlight - was won by a pair dressed as a camel from department store Bakers and Larners.

Entertainer Olly Day and presenter Helen McDermott kept the laughter coming thick and fast, and the Ukelele Elves, the Parallel dance group, a band and a community choir all performed.

Benjamin 'Benny' Pitcher, a six-year-old East Runton boy who has an inoperable brain tumour,got to switch on the lights.

The Ukelele Elves at the Holt Christmas Lights switch-on 2019. Picture: Alan Raymond Palmer

The Ukelele Elves at the Holt Christmas Lights switch-on 2019. Picture: Alan Raymond Palmer - Credit: Archant

Mundesley has its switch-on on November 24. Sheringham and Alysham follow on November 29, and then Cromer and North Walsham on November 30.

*Special thanks to Alan Raymond Palmer for permission to use his photos of the event.


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One of the contestants in the panto horse race at the Holt Christmas Lights switch-on 2019. Picture: Alan Raymond Palmer - Credit: Archant

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The Holt Christmas Lights switch-on 2019 attracted thousands of people. Picture: Alan Raymond Palmer

The Holt Christmas Lights switch-on 2019 attracted thousands of people. Picture: Alan Raymond Palmer - Credit: Archant

Singers at the Holt Christmas Lights switch-on 2019. Picture: Alan Raymond Palmer

Singers at the Holt Christmas Lights switch-on 2019. Picture: Alan Raymond Palmer - Credit: Archant

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Fireworks at the Holt Christmas Lights switch-on 2019. Picture: Alan Raymond Palmer

Fireworks at the Holt Christmas Lights switch-on 2019. Picture: Alan Raymond Palmer - Credit: Archant

Benny Pitcher, who has been diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer, got to turn on the lights at the

Benny Pitcher, who has been diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer, got to turn on the lights at the Holt Christmas Lights switch-on 2019. Picture: Alan Raymond Palmer - Credit: Archant

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