Cromer Christmas lights switch on attracts record crowds

Cromer entered the Christmas spirit in style on Saturday as hundreds filled the streets for the annual grand switch on.

Events were available throughout the day and were aired on a North Norfolk Radio festive broadcast announcing the spectacle as it happened.

Roadside shops also opened their doors later than usual and the streets were alive with additional stalls and music.

There was also entertainment from Cromer and Sheringham Amateur Dramatic Society and Marlene’s School of Dance inside Cromer Church.

The church sparkled with an array of colourful Christmas trees and representatives from local charities and organizations.

Outside the church performers from Cromer Pier’s Christmas show included comedian Olly Day and Lyn Paul of The New Seekers. Earlier on members from the Constantia Brothers added a Mediterranean flavour to the proceedings and were joined by music impresario and MD Jacques Daniels.

The lights were switched on at 5.30pm by the winner of the children’s poster competition, Grace Gascoyne, aged 10 from Cromer.

She had designed a poster with a Christmas tree surrounded by presents, bells and holly. She was also presented with a David Walliams signed book.

Organiser Tony Shipp said: “I’m delighted with the turn out and the event has been well attended throughout the day”

Cromer Christmas Lights volunteers, Cromer Town Council and Cromer Chamber of Trade were overjoyed with the evening.

It was a brilliant joint effort by dedicated volunteers and organizers who delivered another magical festive extravaganza to remember.

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