Hundreds brave the festive freeze to see Harleston light up

Harleston Christmas Light Switch On. Picture: Marc Betts

Harleston Christmas Light Switch On. Picture: Marc Betts - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people took to Thoroughfare in Harleston on Saturday, December 2 to join in the festive activities before the Christmas lights switch on.

Harleston Christmas Light Switch On. Picture: Marc Betts

Harleston Christmas Light Switch On. Picture: Marc Betts - Credit: Archant

The street was transformed into a winter wonderland as stalls filled with Christmas goods lined the road.

Everything needed for the perfect Christmas could be picked up from the Christmas tree to mince pies and gifts for under the tree.

The Lost Elves and The Grinch caused mayhem around town whilst Too Many Cooks provided pop-up entertainment with festive songs and carols.

Father Christmas met children to his grotto in Harleston Information Plus as shops stayed open late to treat those who braved the cold but there was a fire breather on hand to try and warm-up them up.

Oliver Went and Leo de Frestom enjoying the switch on. Picture: Marc Betts

Oliver Went and Leo de Frestom enjoying the switch on. Picture: Marc Betts - Credit: Archant


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The Loddon Brass Band played family festive favourites before special guest Paul Muncila from Tudor Bakery turned the lights on.

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Some of the food on offer at Harleston Christmas Lights switch on. Picture: Marc Betts

Some of the food on offer at Harleston Christmas Lights switch on. Picture: Marc Betts - Credit: Archant

Harleston youngsters enjoying the night. Picture: Marc Betts

Harleston youngsters enjoying the night. Picture: Marc Betts - Credit: Archant

Residents enjoying the light switch on. Picture: Marc Betts

Residents enjoying the light switch on. Picture: Marc Betts - Credit: Archant

Harleston Christmas Light Switch On. Picture: Marc Betts

Harleston Christmas Light Switch On. Picture: Marc Betts - Credit: Archant

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