Hundreds welcome festive season at Dereham Christmas lights switch-on
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Residents and visitors enjoyed a festive afternoon of shopping, fair rides and entertainment at the Dereham Christmas lights switch-on.
Smiles of joy spread across the Market Place and surrounding streets from parents and children alike as the festivities commenced.
Dereham Theatre Company's Jack Jarvis, who plays Aladdin in the self-titled pantomime, switched on the lights along with other members of the cast.
Alan Grey, the town councillor who organised the entertainment and was compere for the afternoon, said: "We are so grateful for the people of Dereham for giving up their time for a great event. I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in setting this up."
In previous years the honour for the big switch-on has been carried out by four-year-old Denver Clinton, of Mattishall, who died earlier this year from a rare cancer, this year's Pride of Britain fundraiser of the year regional winner, Paul Sandford, and the town's mascot, Biscuit the deer.
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The switch-on event was part of a day of family fun, with craft stalls, live music, food and drink.
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