Swaffham Christmas lights switch on is glittering success

The Swaffham Christmas lights were switched on by (from left) Tony Abel, Paul LeGrice and deputy may

The Swaffham Christmas lights were switched on by (from left) Tony Abel, Paul LeGrice and deputy mayor Colin Houghton. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Swaffham kicked of the festive period on Friday with their huge Christmas lights switch-on event.

The Swaffham Christmas lights were switched on by (from left) Tony Abel, Paul LeGrice and deputy may

The Swaffham Christmas lights were switched on by (from left) Tony Abel, Paul LeGrice and deputy mayor Colin Houghton. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Thousands of stunning LED lights lit up buildings and trees along Market Place in the centre of town and a huge 20ft Christmas tree came alive with bright colourful lights.

Even the historic Buttercross dome in the centre of town was decorated in lights and street lights were lit up with various designs using the letter S in honour of the town's name.

The celebrations went on for most of the evening and the town centre was packed with stalls selling Christmas themed gifts and treats. There was even a funfair in town, with rides and games for all ages.

Children had the chance to meet Father Christmas at a grotto in the Arts Lounge Gallery and greet a real life reindeer.

The Swaffham Christmas lights were switched on by (from left) Tony Abel, Paul LeGrice and deputy may

The Swaffham Christmas lights were switched on by (from left) Tony Abel, Paul LeGrice and deputy mayor Colin Houghton. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant


You may also want to watch:


The huge event was supported by the Swaffham Trade Association (STA), which raised over £5,000 to contribute towards the town council's festive budget.

The Swaffham Christmas lights were switched on by (from left) Tony Abel, Paul LeGrice and deputy may

The Swaffham Christmas lights were switched on by (from left) Tony Abel, Paul LeGrice and deputy mayor Colin Houghton. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

The Swaffham Christmas lights were switched on by (from left) Tony Abel, Paul LeGrice and deputy may

The Swaffham Christmas lights were switched on by (from left) Tony Abel, Paul LeGrice and deputy mayor Colin Houghton. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

The Swaffham Christmas lights were switched on by (from left) Tony Abel, Paul LeGrice and deputy may

The Swaffham Christmas lights were switched on by (from left) Tony Abel, Paul LeGrice and deputy mayor Colin Houghton. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

The Swaffham Christmas lights were switched on by (from left) Tony Abel, Paul LeGrice and deputy may

The Swaffham Christmas lights were switched on by (from left) Tony Abel, Paul LeGrice and deputy mayor Colin Houghton. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

The Swaffham Christmas lights were switched on by (from left) Tony Abel, Paul LeGrice and deputy may

The Swaffham Christmas lights were switched on by (from left) Tony Abel, Paul LeGrice and deputy mayor Colin Houghton. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

The Swaffham Christmas lights were switched on by (from left) Tony Abel, Paul LeGrice and deputy may

The Swaffham Christmas lights were switched on by (from left) Tony Abel, Paul LeGrice and deputy mayor Colin Houghton. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

The Swaffham Christmas lights were switched on by (from left) Tony Abel, Paul LeGrice and deputy may

The Swaffham Christmas lights were switched on by (from left) Tony Abel, Paul LeGrice and deputy mayor Colin Houghton. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

The Swaffham Christmas lights were switched on by (from left) Tony Abel, Paul LeGrice and deputy may

The Swaffham Christmas lights were switched on by (from left) Tony Abel, Paul LeGrice and deputy mayor Colin Houghton. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

The Swaffham Christmas lights were switched on by (from left) Tony Abel, Paul LeGrice and deputy may

The Swaffham Christmas lights were switched on by (from left) Tony Abel, Paul LeGrice and deputy mayor Colin Houghton. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

The Swaffham Christmas lights were switched on by (from left) Tony Abel, Paul LeGrice and deputy may

The Swaffham Christmas lights were switched on by (from left) Tony Abel, Paul LeGrice and deputy mayor Colin Houghton. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

The Swaffham Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Ian Burt

The Swaffham Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus