Christmas magic comes to Eye

Eye Christmas Lights switch-on.

Eye Christmas Lights switch-on. - Credit: Gregg Brown

There was a family fun atmosphere in the Suffolk town of Eye as its Christmas lights were turned on tonight.

Eye Christmas Lights switch-on.

Eye Christmas Lights switch-on. - Credit: Gregg Brown

The mayor of Eye, Colin Ribchester, had the honour of illuminating the town's Christmas tree at 6pm in front of a large crowd.

Before the switch-on, local primary school children sang festive songs and hymns such as Away in a Manger as proud parents and grandparents looked on.

The switch-on event also saw the cast of the pantomime Ivanhoe, which is being performed at the end next week in Eye Community Centre by the Dove Players, introduce themselves to the crowd, with customary booing for the villain of the piece.

As well as fairground rides and stalls, the event saw shops open late.

Eye Christmas Lights switch-on.

Eye Christmas Lights switch-on. - Credit: Gregg Brown


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Eye Christmas Lights switch-on.

Eye Christmas Lights switch-on. - Credit: Gregg Brown

Eye Christmas Lights switch-on.

Eye Christmas Lights switch-on. - Credit: Gregg Brown

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