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Swaffham illuminated as Christmas lights are switched on

PUBLISHED: 11:39 06 December 2019 | UPDATED: 11:51 06 December 2019

Hundreds gathered for the Swaffham Christmas Lights switch-on. Picture: Swaffham Town Council

Hundreds gathered for the Swaffham Christmas Lights switch-on. Picture: Swaffham Town Council

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A town was buzzing with Christmas cheer as its streets were illuminated for the festive season.

Hundreds gathered for the Swaffham Christmas Lights switch-on. Picture: Swaffham Town CouncilHundreds gathered for the Swaffham Christmas Lights switch-on. Picture: Swaffham Town Council

Hundreds gathered in Swaffham market place on Sunday afternoon, ready for one of the highlights in the town's calendar.

The historic Buttercross was the backdrop as Timescape, RockavoX, Fakenham Town Band and Senor Momento provided musical entertainment.

Hundreds gathered for the Swaffham Christmas Lights switch-on. Picture: Swaffham Town CouncilHundreds gathered for the Swaffham Christmas Lights switch-on. Picture: Swaffham Town Council

Master of ceremonies Adam Newstead, from KLFM, kept everyone informed throughout the evening, and The King's Morris dancers from King's Lynn gave a Morris Dancing masterclass.

In Plowright Place there was a live animal nativity complete with a donkey, sheep and Labrador, while Father Christmas himself greeted children in the Assembly Rooms.

Hundreds gathered for the Swaffham Christmas Lights switch-on. Picture: Swaffham Town CouncilHundreds gathered for the Swaffham Christmas Lights switch-on. Picture: Swaffham Town Council

Swaffham mayor Jill Skinner, who helped switch on the lights, said: "It's always fantastic to see the community come together to celebrate Christmas.

"The town council would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who works so hard to make this event possible."

Hundreds gathered for the Swaffham Christmas Lights switch-on. Picture: Swaffham Town CouncilHundreds gathered for the Swaffham Christmas Lights switch-on. Picture: Swaffham Town Council

Hundreds gathered for the Swaffham Christmas Lights switch-on. Picture: Swaffham Town CouncilHundreds gathered for the Swaffham Christmas Lights switch-on. Picture: Swaffham Town Council

Hundreds gathered for the Swaffham Christmas Lights switch-on. Picture: Swaffham Town CouncilHundreds gathered for the Swaffham Christmas Lights switch-on. Picture: Swaffham Town Council

Hundreds gathered for the Swaffham Christmas Lights switch-on. Picture: Swaffham Town CouncilHundreds gathered for the Swaffham Christmas Lights switch-on. Picture: Swaffham Town Council

Hundreds gathered for the Swaffham Christmas Lights switch-on. Picture: Swaffham Town CouncilHundreds gathered for the Swaffham Christmas Lights switch-on. Picture: Swaffham Town Council

Hundreds gathered for the Swaffham Christmas Lights switch-on. Picture: Swaffham Town CouncilHundreds gathered for the Swaffham Christmas Lights switch-on. Picture: Swaffham Town Council

Hundreds gathered for the Swaffham Christmas Lights switch-on. Picture: Swaffham Town CouncilHundreds gathered for the Swaffham Christmas Lights switch-on. Picture: Swaffham Town Council

Hundreds gathered for the Swaffham Christmas Lights switch-on. Picture: Swaffham Town CouncilHundreds gathered for the Swaffham Christmas Lights switch-on. Picture: Swaffham Town Council

Hundreds gathered for the Swaffham Christmas Lights switch-on. Picture: Swaffham Town CouncilHundreds gathered for the Swaffham Christmas Lights switch-on. Picture: Swaffham Town Council

Hundreds gathered for the Swaffham Christmas Lights switch-on. Picture: Swaffham Town CouncilHundreds gathered for the Swaffham Christmas Lights switch-on. Picture: Swaffham Town Council

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