Robotic reindeer leads festive fun at Christmas lights night in Norwich

Having fun at Festive Lights Night at intu Chapelfield, Skye Tupper, Quinten West, Xavier and Ellie

Having fun at Festive Lights Night at intu Chapelfield, Skye Tupper, Quinten West, Xavier and Ellie Leggett.PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

A robotic reindeer roamed a Norwich shopping centre as hundreds of people flocked to its special festive lights night.

Festive Lights Night at intu Chapelfield.PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Festive Lights Night at intu Chapelfield.PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

Smiling youngsters took in the Christmas sights around intu Chapelfield last night, including the twinkling lights on the towering Christmas tree and a group of musical elves.

And families huddled under umbrellas as children queued for more than an hour for the chance to go inside a giant snow globe on Chapelfield Plain.

Toni Bentley, of Bowthorpe, was there with her daughter Charley, aged six, and relatives, and said it was worth the wait.

'I think we got about 1,000 photos of them in the snow globe,' she smiled. I think their nanny was quite keen for them to get in there for the experience. We saw the musical Christmas tree three times and the robotic reindeer was brilliant. The children were following it around.'

Gina and Faith Key and Joe Gladden enjoy the Festive Lights Night at intu Chapelfield.PHOTO BY SIMON

Gina and Faith Key and Joe Gladden enjoy the Festive Lights Night at intu Chapelfield.PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

Sian Barker, of Queen's Hills, was at the lights night with her sons Kieran, aged five, and Lucas, four.

'They think it's great,' she said. 'They made their own stockings with their names on.'

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Other attractions included a Christmas Karaoke booth, a mini stage with competitions, performances and giveaways and live music.

The shops at the centre were open til 9pm as shoppers enjoyed the free entertainment on offer.