Search

Can you see yourself in our pictures from the Reepham Festival of Light?

PUBLISHED: 23:14 07 December 2017 | UPDATED: 23:14 07 December 2017

Singers performing at the Reepham Festival of Light. Picture: Ian Burt

Singers performing at the Reepham Festival of Light. Picture: Ian Burt

Archant 2017

The wet weather sweeping Norfolk wasn’t enough to stop the town of Reepham from coming together to celebrate the start of Christmas with their much anticipated Festival of Light.

Chairman of the Festival of Light team Brenda Gostling. Picture: Ian Burt Chairman of the Festival of Light team Brenda Gostling. Picture: Ian Burt

The annual event took place on Thursday night with the opening of stalls in the market place from 4.30pm, each selling a range festive gifts and snacks.

Once the celebrations were underway the main events began with a group of children parading through town carrying glowing lanterns.

Father Christmas arrived soon after to turn on the town’s Christmas tree lights accompanied by a performance from the children’s choir from Reepham Primary School.

Residents continued the evening by meeting Santa in his grotto, basking in snow blasted from snow machines and taking part in a unique space hopper disco.

The lantern parade at the Reepham Festival of Light. Picture: Ian Burt The lantern parade at the Reepham Festival of Light. Picture: Ian Burt

It all took place against the backdrop of carols from the Christmas choir and music from Reepham High School Band.

Husband and wife, Rev Keith Rengert and Rev Helen Rengert in the lantern parade. Picture: Ian Burt Husband and wife, Rev Keith Rengert and Rev Helen Rengert in the lantern parade. Picture: Ian Burt

Charlie Gould (8) in the lantern parade. Picture: Ian Burt Charlie Gould (8) in the lantern parade. Picture: Ian Burt

Reepham Garden Club member Ricky Stevenson selling mistletoe in aid of Marie Curie. Picture: Ian Burt Reepham Garden Club member Ricky Stevenson selling mistletoe in aid of Marie Curie. Picture: Ian Burt

Monet Maddox (7) with her Christmas lantern. Picture: Ian Burt Monet Maddox (7) with her Christmas lantern. Picture: Ian Burt

Other news

Fewer than one in 10 people agree with a controversial decision by Norfolk councillors to award themselves a pay rise at a time when they are cutting public services.

43 minutes ago

Drivers failing to look properly was the biggest factor in crashes in Norfolk last year, new figures have revealed.

Yesterday, 18:15

A housing developer is being accused of putting profit ahead of the community by failing to provide enough outdoor playing space with a proposed 280-home scheme in Dereham.

Yesterday, 17:59

A stately home owner who removed plants, trees and shrubs from the garden of his 80-year-old tenant was entitled to do so, a court has heard.

Most Read

Fewer than one in 10 people agree with a controversial decision by Norfolk councillors to award themselves a pay rise at a time when they are cutting public services.

Read more
43 minutes ago

Drivers failing to look properly was the biggest factor in crashes in Norfolk last year, new figures have revealed.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:15

A housing developer is being accused of putting profit ahead of the community by failing to provide enough outdoor playing space with a proposed 280-home scheme in Dereham.

Read more
George Freeman
Yesterday, 17:59

A stately home owner who removed plants, trees and shrubs from the garden of his 80-year-old tenant was entitled to do so, a court has heard.

Read more
UN Court
Yesterday, 17:42

Norfolk looks set to see more icy conditions as the Met Office issued another weather warning for the county.

Read more

Most Commented

Fewer than one in 10 people agree with a controversial decision by Norfolk councillors to award themselves a pay rise at a time when they are cutting public services.

Read more
43 minutes ago

Drivers failing to look properly was the biggest factor in crashes in Norfolk last year, new figures have revealed.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:15

A housing developer is being accused of putting profit ahead of the community by failing to provide enough outdoor playing space with a proposed 280-home scheme in Dereham.

Read more
George Freeman
Yesterday, 17:59

A stately home owner who removed plants, trees and shrubs from the garden of his 80-year-old tenant was entitled to do so, a court has heard.

Read more
UN Court
Yesterday, 17:42

Norfolk looks set to see more icy conditions as the Met Office issued another weather warning for the county.

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 3°C

min temp: 1°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Dereham Times e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter