Chatteris Christmas lights switch on is a sparkling success

Chatteris Lights Switch on 2016

Chatteris Lights Switch on 2016 - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of families turned out to enjoy the annual switch on of Chatteris Christmas lights.

The town came to life with a sparkling festival of lights thanks to the hard work of a committed team of volunteers who make the event happen.

People travel from miles around to see the display and in the coming weeks many more will visit to enjoy the decorations.

One commentator on Facebook said: “We take pride in our own Christmas lights. Truly wonderful.

“I personally am proud of everyone involved in the preparations before the switch on, for all their spare time they have given up to give us such a wonderful display. Keep it up.”


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Another said: “Proud to be living in Chatteris with the best Christmas lights well done all involved.”

“So pleased to see this. Has never seen a town do has good as this thankyou.”

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One person said: “Was great as usual” and another “Was a good night.”

Established in 1985, Chatteris Christmas Lights are recognised as the best display for many miles around.

A spokesman said: “The lights committee is voluntary and the results of their many hours of hard work, before and after the switch on event, are enthusiastically appreciated by the residents and visitors to Chatteris over the festive season.

“The lights are on daily from 3pm until midnight so you can come into town, wander through the main streets to enjoy them, and then drop in to one of the restaurants, cafeterias, public houses or take-aways for some refreshment.

“The lights have been a great success story from the outset, and with well deserved support from the community, will continue to be so.”

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