Search

Video: Hundreds celebrate Swaffham Christmas lights switch on

22:15 30 November 2012

Swaffham's Christmas lights

Swaffham's Christmas lights

Archant

Hundreds of people braved sub-zero temperatures to count down to the official switch on of Swaffham’s Christmas lights this evening.

Families cheered as Father Christmas arrived in the town centre on his sleigh, where he met up with two of his reindeer by his grotto near the Greyhound pub.

Group Captain David Cooper, station commander of RAF Marham, thanked Swaffham residents for their support before he pressed the button that lit the illuminations on the Buttercross, Assembly Rooms and trees around the Market Place at 6.15pm.

The crowd cheered as pupils from Sacred Heart and Swaffham Junior schools took turn singing carols on the stage, while children queued up to meet Father Christmas and receive a special present.

The event, organised and funded by the Swaffham Business Forum, with a contribution from the town council, also included an indoor market, a hog roast, a climbing wall for children and a fun fair whose proceeds will help fund the restoration of the Pedlar of Swaffham sign.

Related articles

Search hundreds of local jobs at Jobs24

0 comments

Management Jobs

Show Job Lists

Insight

Steve Beber, left, chief executive,, and Mike Pettitt, chief technical officer, of TRACKIT Solutions. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Future50 member TRACKIT Solutions has big plans which could transform the business in 2017, as SHAUN LOWTHORPE reports.

The installation vessel Giant 7 being used to install turbine jackets at Wikinger.

The East Anglian coastline is becoming a world leader for the offshore wind industry – but the lessons are being imported from abroad. Business editor MARK SHIELDS visited Germany’s Wikinger wind farm to find out more.

Green 100

cover

Enjoy the Green 100
digital edition

Read

Mustard TV

Meet the Team

Mark Shields

Business Editor

|

Chris Hill

Agricultural and Farming Editor

|

Business Most Read

Awards

Norfolk Future 50 EDP Business Awards Green 100

Business Most Commented

Newsletter Sign Up