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Town centre illuminated as Lowestoft’s Christmas lights are switched on

PUBLISHED: 18:30 18 November 2017 | UPDATED: 13:14 19 November 2017

Lowestoft Christmas lights are switched on for the 2017 festive season.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Lowestoft Christmas lights are switched on for the 2017 festive season. Picture: Nick Butcher

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Lowestoft was brimming with Christmas spirit as the traditional Christmas lights switch-on took place in the town centre.

Lowestoft Christmas lights are switched on for the 2017 festive season.
Picture: Nick ButcherLowestoft Christmas lights are switched on for the 2017 festive season. Picture: Nick Butcher

Local people congregated on London Road South for an afternoon of festivities which included live music, a fun fair and a number of food and drink stalls.

There were performances from Group A and singer-songwriter Breeze Redwine, before Mark Read from boyband A1 took to the stage. He was joined by popular funnyman Terry Gleed as the pair look ahead to a run of performances in this year’s Marina Theatre pantomime, Aladdin.

Kyra Rains, Cherish Rain and Jack Rains with parents Jayne and Steve.
Picture: Nick ButcherKyra Rains, Cherish Rain and Jack Rains with parents Jayne and Steve. Picture: Nick Butcher

The East Anglia Transport Museum brought along a Santa Bus, whilst visitors also took advantage of the numerous rides scattered along London Road South.

At 5pm the lights were switched on and the town centre was illuminated as Christmas songs echoed through the street.

Lowestoft Christmas lights are switched on for the 2017 festive season.
Picture: Nick ButcherLowestoft Christmas lights are switched on for the 2017 festive season. Picture: Nick Butcher

“The switching on of Christmas lights always puts people in a good mood,” said Mark Read.

“Kids love it and it means that Christmas time has officially begun.”

Phoebe Moyse with Santa at the Lowestoft Christmas lights switch on event for 2017.
Picture: Nick ButcherPhoebe Moyse with Santa at the Lowestoft Christmas lights switch on event for 2017. Picture: Nick Butcher

Lowestoft Christmas lights are switched on for the 2017 festive season.
Picture: Nick ButcherLowestoft Christmas lights are switched on for the 2017 festive season. Picture: Nick Butcher

Lowestoft Christmas lights are switched on for the 2017 festive season.
Picture: Nick ButcherLowestoft Christmas lights are switched on for the 2017 festive season. Picture: Nick Butcher

Lowestoft Christmas lights are switched on for the 2017 festive season.
Picture: Nick ButcherLowestoft Christmas lights are switched on for the 2017 festive season. Picture: Nick Butcher

Lowestoft Christmas lights are switched on for the 2017 festive season.
Picture: Nick ButcherLowestoft Christmas lights are switched on for the 2017 festive season. Picture: Nick Butcher

Father Christmas at the Lowestoft Christmas lights switch on event.
Picture: Nick ButcherFather Christmas at the Lowestoft Christmas lights switch on event. Picture: Nick Butcher

Mark Read from A1 helps switch on the Lowestoft Christmas lights.
Picture: Nick ButcherMark Read from A1 helps switch on the Lowestoft Christmas lights. Picture: Nick Butcher

Lowestoft Christmas lights are switched on for the 2017 festive season.
Picture: Nick ButcherLowestoft Christmas lights are switched on for the 2017 festive season. Picture: Nick Butcher

Mark Read from A1 helps switch on the Lowestoft Christmas lights.
Picture: Nick ButcherMark Read from A1 helps switch on the Lowestoft Christmas lights. Picture: Nick Butcher

Lowestoft Christmas lights are switched on for the 2017 festive season.
Picture: Nick ButcherLowestoft Christmas lights are switched on for the 2017 festive season. Picture: Nick Butcher

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