Holt sparkles at annual Christmas lights switch on
- Credit: Archant
Hundreds of people watched as Santa swapped his sleigh for a vintage red tractor, as he rode into Holt towing a trailer carrying Mary, Joseph and an elf for the annual Christmas lights switch-on.
The event, which kicked off at 5pm on Wednesday, November 15, provided fun for all the family, with late night shopping, hot food stands and a fireworks display.
Another highlight was a pantomime horse race, which was won for the second consecutive year by the team from Sowerbys.
Other entertainment in the run-up to the switch-on, which was carried out by Santa, included giant-sized illuminated animals brought along by members of the Fairyland Trust.
Children from Holt Community Primary School sang 'I Believe' and Father Howard, the rector of Holt with High Kelling, reminded the crowd what the real meaning of Christmas was, and urged people to put Jesus at the heart of their festive season.
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