Hundreds gather to see Norwich’s Castle Mall lit up in Christmas lights

Castle Mall official Christmas Light switch-on for the 2017 festive season.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Castle Mall official Christmas Light switch-on for the 2017 festive season. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Festive cheer filled the air as hundreds of people gathered to see Norwich's Castle Mall lit up in Christmas lights.

Castle Mall official Christmas Light switch-on for the 2017 festive season.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Castle Mall official Christmas Light switch-on for the 2017 festive season. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Father Christmas, The Snowman and The Snowdog paid a visit for the occasion on Sunday, and the all-important job of turning on the Christmas lights was given to competition winners Heston Wymer, six, and Jenna Foulkes, four, as well as four-year-old Lily Greatrex who is one of the faces of the shopping centre's Real People campaign.

All three said they were really excited to turn on the lights and to meet Father Christmas, The Snowman and The Snowdog.

The big switch-on event was hosted by Dave Taylor and Heidi Secker from Heart FM, and throughout the afternoon shoppers enjoyed an array of festivities at the Castle Mall.

Open Youth Trust helped everyone get in the festive spirit by singing Christmas carols and there were also performances from the Parallel Dance Troupe and the Pauline Quirke Academy.

The Snowman and Father Christmas at the Castle Mall official Christmas Light switch-on for the 2017

The Snowman and Father Christmas at the Castle Mall official Christmas Light switch-on for the 2017 festive season. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher


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Heston Wymer, Jenna Foulkes and Lily Greatrex at the Castle Mall official Christmas Light switch-on

Heston Wymer, Jenna Foulkes and Lily Greatrex at the Castle Mall official Christmas Light switch-on for the 2017 festive season. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

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Castle Mall official Christmas Light switch-on for the 2017 festive season. Selfie time for one family at the light switch-on. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Castle Mall official Christmas Light switch-on for the 2017 festive season.
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Castle Mall official Christmas Light switch-on for the 2017 festive season. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

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