Let there be lights as thousands turn out for a night of Christmas magic in King’s Lynn

Kings Lynn Christmas Lights Switch On at Tuesday Market Place..'Paul Akister with fans taking a Selfie ANL-141121-153517009

Kings Lynn Christmas Lights Switch On at Tuesday Market Place..'Paul Akister with fans taking a Selfie ANL-141121-153517009

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Lynn’s Tuesday Market Place was filled with festive cheer as the crowds turned out to see the Christmas lights being switched on.

Families with children of all ages were entertained by the local Rock Choir, the Battle Of The Acoustic Bands winners, and the KL.FM96.7 team, before this year’s stars of the show took centre stage.

Kings Lynn Christmas Lights Switch On at Tuesday Market Place.. ANL-141121-153459009

Kings Lynn Christmas Lights Switch On at Tuesday Market Place.. ANL-141121-153459009

This year, onlookers were treated to performances by the X Factor’s Paul Akister, who left the competition two weeks ago, and Rough Copy, who played Festival Too this summer, followed by a meet-and-greet session with the stars.

Also making an appearance were the stars of this year’s Christmas pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, which is showing at Lynn’s Corn Exchange and stars Sue Holderness, of Only Fools and Horses Fame, as the Wicked Queen.

A West Norfolk Council spokeswoman said: “The switch-on was another successful free event, organised by the borough council and the Vancouver Quarter.

“There was lots of positive feedback on the night and through social media.

“The Tuesday Market Place was very busy and footfall in the town was 20 per cent up on last year. We would like to thank everyone who came along and showed their support.”

The switch-on marked the beginning of late-night shopping, which will run every Thursday until Christmas, with free parking available in some council-owned car parks.