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Crowds gather for Hunstanton's Christmas Cracker as lights are switched-on

PUBLISHED: 14:49 26 November 2017 | UPDATED: 14:49 26 November 2017

The Christmas lights in Hunstanton were switched on by Father Christmas and town mayor Adrian Winnington. Picture: Ian Burt

The Christmas lights in Hunstanton were switched on by Father Christmas and town mayor Adrian Winnington. Picture: Ian Burt

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It's beginning to feel like Christmas in Hunstanton.

The Rock Choir singing before the Christmas lights were switched on in Hunstanton. Picture: Ian BurtThe Rock Choir singing before the Christmas lights were switched on in Hunstanton. Picture: Ian Burt

Hundreds of people put on their scarves, hats and gloves and braved the chilly temperatures to enjoy the town’s Christmas Cracker.

The day kicked-off with a gift and craft fair at the town hall, children’s fairground and entertainment and Kings Morris Dancers.

The Hunstanton Concert Band entertained visitors from the Princess Theatre Terrace before the Rock Choir took over.

And as the sun went down on Saturday evening it was the moment everyone had been waiting for - the switching on of the lights.

Denise Dixon at the official switching on of the Christmas lights in Hunstanton. Picture: Ian BurtDenise Dixon at the official switching on of the Christmas lights in Hunstanton. Picture: Ian Burt

The main man himself Santa Claus, the mayor Adrian Winnington and the cast of Cinderella, this year’s pantomime, did the honours.

Children where then able to cap off their night with a visit Father Christmas at his grotto.

Panto stars (L) Elise Whyte and Seren Whyte at the official switching on of the Christmas lights in Hunstanton. Picture: Ian BurtPanto stars (L) Elise Whyte and Seren Whyte at the official switching on of the Christmas lights in Hunstanton. Picture: Ian Burt

Denise Dixon at the official switching on of the Christmas lights in Hunstanton. Picture: Ian BurtDenise Dixon at the official switching on of the Christmas lights in Hunstanton. Picture: Ian Burt

Panto stars were on stage for the switching on of the Christmas lights in Hunstanton. Picture: Ian BurtPanto stars were on stage for the switching on of the Christmas lights in Hunstanton. Picture: Ian Burt

Panto stars were on stage for the switching on of the Christmas lights in Hunstanton. Picture: Ian BurtPanto stars were on stage for the switching on of the Christmas lights in Hunstanton. Picture: Ian Burt

Panto stars (L) Elise Whyte and Seren Whyte at the official switching on of the Christmas lights in Hunstanton. Picture: Ian BurtPanto stars (L) Elise Whyte and Seren Whyte at the official switching on of the Christmas lights in Hunstanton. Picture: Ian Burt

The Christmas lights in Hunstanton were switched on by Father Christmas and town mayor Adrian Winnington. Picture: Ian BurtThe Christmas lights in Hunstanton were switched on by Father Christmas and town mayor Adrian Winnington. Picture: Ian Burt

Denise Dixon at the official switching on of the Christmas lights in Hunstanton. Picture: Ian BurtDenise Dixon at the official switching on of the Christmas lights in Hunstanton. Picture: Ian Burt

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