Volunteers kick-start Christmas lights in Fakenham after previous organisers pull out

A fun Christmas afternoon was held at the Crown, Fakenham.Fakenham and Wensum scouts at the event.PH

A fun Christmas afternoon was held at the Crown, Fakenham.Fakenham and Wensum scouts at the event.PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Christmas has officially arrived in Fakenham after the festive lights were switched on, on Saturday evening.

A fun Christmas afternoon was held at the Crown, Fakenham.Tonia Holmes and Chiara Smith with youngst

A fun Christmas afternoon was held at the Crown, Fakenham.Tonia Holmes and Chiara Smith with youngsters Logan and Trinity Bird collecting for charity.PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

The lights switch-on event was saved with just two weeks to spare, after previous organisers Kick Start Fakenham announced they would no longer run it.

Staff from The Crown and other volunteers in the town stepped in to take it on.

Visitors enjoyed live music, craft stalls, games and a Santa's grotto.

James Antcliff-Stone, landlord of The Crown, said: 'It's gone well and a lot of people were pleased that the event went ahead. We hope to run the event again next year and, with more time, to do more and to hold it in the town centre.'

A fun Christmas afternoon was held at the Crown, Fakenham.Chloe and Emily Woodhouse enjoy face paint

A fun Christmas afternoon was held at the Crown, Fakenham.Chloe and Emily Woodhouse enjoy face painting by an elf.PHOTO: Nick ButcherSan - Credit: Nick Butcher


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Chris Alexander, 28, from Fakenham, who attended with his family, said: 'It's fantastic to see how they've managed to turn it around in just two weeks.'

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