Cromer Christmas lights switch-on

Thousands braved the cold to enjoy a spectacular Cromer Christmas Lights switch on. Festivities started in the morning at Cromer Church with stalls from local organizations and charities lined the pews.

Activities extended into the parish hall a few yards away and Christmas songs filled the air via a sound system in the town.

Street markets added to the atmosphere with stilt walkers and super heroes greeting visitors.

The world famous Cromer pier joined in and there was an opportunity for families to see Santa at the theatre.

Father Christmas made an appearance on his sledge on route to the hall, where he stopped for a while at his grotto.

The reindeer and donkeys outside the Church were an added bonus this year and proved very popular.

Shops in the town decorated their windows while volunteers worked hard throughout the day to ensure everything ran smoothly.

Cromer Mayor, John Frosdick, handed out rosettes for best decorated shop windows. First place went to Breakers restaurant, About with friends cafe clinched second place and Henry’s Cafe was delighted with third place.

Mr Frosdick said “They are all winners and it was a unified effort, It’s great to see everyone joining in”

Just before switch on, Tony Shipp MBE and chairman of Cromer Carnival congratulated all involved and thanked volunteers for their grand efforts.

Cromer Christmas show star, Olly Day and the cast added glitz to the proceedings and the Salvation Army Brass Band were on top form as always with a medley of Christmas carols.

Santa and Olly were joined on stage by the winner of the Christmas poster competition as the night sky was lit with an array of colour.

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