Festive cheer in Wisbech as people flock to see the Christmas lights switched on

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Festive fun came to Wisbech with the traditional switching on event in town.

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

The Mayor, Councillor Steve Tierney, lit up the town while families enjoyed a giant snow globe for photo opportunities.

There were fairground rides, hot food and drink and free mince pies.

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

The entertainment stage was compèred by KLFM 96.7 presenter, Simon Rowe, who hosted a range of live local music and performers.

Taking to the stage were Rocket Queen, Rosmini Centre Dancers, Angles Theatre Pantomime performing snippets of ‘Beauty and the Beast’.

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant


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LJ Academy of Dance performed numbers from the festive classic ‘A Christmas Carol’ while 9 Lives Theatre Company entertained with their performance of ‘Santa Claus is coming to town’.

Irish comedian Jimmy Cricket brought his Christmas variety show back to the Tower Ballroom in Wisbech on the same day.

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

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Jimmy said: “It’s always exciting to be teaming up with some great local talent who are led by Michele Larkin of Nine Lives Theatre Company.”

As well as all the fun there was a giant grand prize draw with £150 prize cash up for grabs.

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter

Christmas lights switch on event in Wisbech PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

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