Crowds gathered for Swaffham’s Christmas light switch-on despite bad weather
A town's Christmas light switch-on went off with a bang as crowds gathered for the annual event.
On Sunday, despite the weather, a fun afternoon with entertainment and a big switch-on was organised by Swaffham Town Council which had a successful turnout.
During the afternoon there was live entertainment by the Fakenham Town Band, Rock Choir, Heartwood Primary School choir, Lynn ukulele band, and Jay Harrison – who dressed up as Buddy the Elf and hosted the day alongside KL1, which sponsored the event.
There was also a grotto in the Assembly Rooms where Nigel Wilkin, part of the town crier, dressed up as Santa for youngsters to visit.
The light switch-on took place at 4.30pm and was performed by daughter Evie, 8, and step-son Nicholas, 12, on behalf of Swaffham resident Lisa Hampton, who recently had a stroke and will be spending Christmas in hospital.
Helen Carrier, the town council’s clerk, said: “The weather was not great but crowds came out and we had a lovely time.”
She gave thanks to both Jay and Nigel for giving up their time to play Santa and host the day for the council, as well as KL1 for sponsoring the event and attending the day.
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