Community comes together as Lillie, six, chosen to switch on Eye Christmas lights
- Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2015
A six-year-old girl kicked off the festive season in Eye after she was chosen to switch on the Christmas lights.
Lillie Adams, who goes to St Peter and Paul Primary School, was pulled from the crowd last night after Eye Town Council decided to let a resident enjoy the big moment for this year's event.
After, Lillie joined mayor Maria Ford as she chose the best decorated shop window display.
Earlier in the evening, children from the primary school gathered around the Christmas tree to sing carols, before the Dove Players took to the stage.
The Eye Bach Choir serenaded revellers after the lights were turned on, while craft stalls and rides were dotted around the town for families to enjoy.
Mrs Ford said: 'It was a real community evening which is the important thing. It's about getting people into town, giving them a nice night and hoping everyone has a good time.
'We like to have an evening of traditional Christmas fun.'
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She said that when the lever was first pulled, the Christmas lights did not spark straight into life as hoped.
'It was almost a bit panto but everyone took it with a festive spirit,' she said.