Gallery: Hundreds turn out for Wisbech Christmas lights switch-on

PUBLISHED: 13:30 07 December 2009 | UPDATED: 09:24 02 June 2010

Santa arrives in the market square for the big switch-on.  9704PU119

Santa arrives in the market square for the big switch-on. 9704PU119

THE countdown to Christmas in Wisbech got into full swing on Friday with the switch-on of the town s festive lights. Hundreds of people gathered to see the Mayor of Wisbech, Councillor Yvonne Lawrence, push the button to spread Christmas cheer across the

The new Christmas tree in its central plinth. Pictures: PETER UPTON  9710PU119

THE countdown to Christmas in Wisbech got into full swing on Friday with the switch-on of the town's festive lights.

Hundreds of people gathered to see the Mayor of Wisbech, Councillor Yvonne Lawrence, push the button to spread Christmas cheer across the town.

Santa also visited the town and handed out goodie bags to children as part of a parade from the town council chamber to the market square.

He featured in a parade which included town councillors and Vivien the vintage fire engine.

Fairground rides, choir singers and music from Lexie Green's band and Wisbech Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society entertained visitors throughout the evening.

This year's display has cost Wisbech Town Council about £12,000. A big change this year has seen the Christmas tree placed in the central plinth in the market square, rather than to one side.

The town council and Fenland District Council have each spent £3,000 removing the lamp post from the plinth and installing a concrete tube in which the tree will be placed.


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