GALLERY: Hundreds embrace festive spirit at Wisbech Christmas lights switch-on

HUNDREDS of people embraced the festive spirit in Wisbech on Friday night as they gathered to watch the town’s Christmas lights switch-on.

Town mayor, Councillor Jonathan Farmer, gave a rousing speech to the crowds before switching the lights on and illuminating Wisbech Market Place.

Christmas lights along the River Nene will also shine brightly throughout December with a 25ft tree in the town centre providing more festive cheer.

A host of events were also on offer to celebrate the occasion with the town council providing sweets for children courtesy of Asda, which had a stall on the night.

Heart Radio and Wisbech Youth Council were just two more groups which hosted stalls during the switch-on while crowds enjoyed fairground rides and music from Chatteris Town Band.

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