Volunteers kick-start Christmas lights in Fakenham after previous organisers pull out
- Credit: Nick Butcher
Christmas has officially arrived in Fakenham after the festive lights were switched on, on Saturday evening.
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.'
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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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