Hundreds turn out to cheer Chatteris Christmas lights as they are officially switched on

PUBLISHED: 10:31 04 December 2017

Chatteris Lights switch-on

Chatteris Lights switch-on

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Festive spirit was alive and kicking in Chatteris when hundreds turned out for the annual countdown to the town’s official lights switch on ceremony.

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Traders selling Christmas goodies, fairground rides and games were among the entertainment on offer as families milled around town soaking up the atmosphere.

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One visitor said on Facebook: “It was my first visit to see the Chatteris Christmas light switch on and I was amazed by how good it was.

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“The lights are fabulous and the sense of community spirit was wonderful. Well done to everyone who made the event a success.”

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Established in 1985, Chatteris Christmas lights are visited from people from miles around and can be seen daily from 3pm until midnight.

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The town’s trees are selected from the Elveden Estate each year to feature in the churchyard and Market Hill Gardens.

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Volunteer teams work to help prepare the town for the big event. If you would like to help then contact them via their Facebook page.

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