Lots of smiles and festive cheer seen at town's Christmas light switch on
- Credit: DENISE BRADLEY/Archant2021
Huge crowds gathered as Dereham kicked off its Christmas celebrations.
An afternoon of entertainment culminated in the big light switch-on which saw the town come to light on Sunday evening.
Town mayor Stuart Green and his son Nathan pulled the switch to illuminate the town, along with presenters Declan Matwij and his brother Harrison.
Performances by the Dereham Theatre Company, Dance With Me Academy, Keely Rayner, Galaxy Twirlers Pom Pom Team, Busybodies Stage School, Norfolk Institute of Performing Arts and Churches Together Choir with the Dereham Band showed off an array of talent on the stage.
A group from different churches in Dereham also led the town in singing Christmas carols.
Among the attractions during the afternoon was a nativity photobooth run by the Baptist Church.
There was also a range of stalls, games and rides.