Gallery: Hundreds brave freezing weather as Wisbech Christmas lights switch-on spreads festive cheer
PUBLISHED: 17:38 06 December 2010
HUNDREDS of people braved the freezing cold temperatures on Friday as Wisbech was lit up for the Festive season.
The switch-on of the town’s Christmas lights included a visit by Santa, who handed goodies to children who gathered in the market place.
Further entertainment was provided with a fairground ride, music from The Brink and a preview of the pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk by the RATz drama group.
Susanah Farmer, deputy town clerk, said: “We had a very good turnout considering how cold it was. Everyone who turned out seemed to enjoy themselves.
“We had a little extra interest in that last Thursday was the 65th birthday of town councillor Michael Hill - so everyone also sang happy birthday to him.”
Thousands of pounds have been spent on this year’s display by Wisbech Town Council. A new addition to this year’s displays are rows of lights alongside the River Nene in North Brink and South Brink.
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