Can you see yourself in our pictures from the Reepham Festival of Light?

Singers performing at the Reepham Festival of Light. Picture: Ian Burt

Singers performing at the Reepham Festival of Light. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

The wet weather sweeping Norfolk wasn't enough to stop the town of Reepham from coming together to celebrate the start of Christmas with their much anticipated Festival of Light.

Chairman of the Festival of Light team Brenda Gostling. Picture: Ian Burt

Chairman of the Festival of Light team Brenda Gostling. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

The annual event took place on Thursday night with the opening of stalls in the market place from 4.30pm, each selling a range festive gifts and snacks.

Once the celebrations were underway the main events began with a group of children parading through town carrying glowing lanterns.

Father Christmas arrived soon after to turn on the town's Christmas tree lights accompanied by a performance from the children's choir from Reepham Primary School.

Residents continued the evening by meeting Santa in his grotto, basking in snow blasted from snow machines and taking part in a unique space hopper disco.

The lantern parade at the Reepham Festival of Light. Picture: Ian Burt

The lantern parade at the Reepham Festival of Light. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant


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It all took place against the backdrop of carols from the Christmas choir and music from Reepham High School Band.

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Husband and wife, Rev Keith Rengert and Rev Helen Rengert in the lantern parade. Picture: Ian Burt

Husband and wife, Rev Keith Rengert and Rev Helen Rengert in the lantern parade. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Charlie Gould (8) in the lantern parade. Picture: Ian Burt

Charlie Gould (8) in the lantern parade. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Reepham Garden Club member Ricky Stevenson selling mistletoe in aid of Marie Curie. Picture: Ian Bur

Reepham Garden Club member Ricky Stevenson selling mistletoe in aid of Marie Curie. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Monet Maddox (7) with her Christmas lantern. Picture: Ian Burt

Monet Maddox (7) with her Christmas lantern. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

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