November 21, 2013 9.47 pm This story is over 120 months old

Lincoln Christmas lights switch-ons

Lighting up the city: Lincoln’s Christmas lights are now officially on, signifying the countdown to the festive season.

People looked up in awe as the Lincoln Christmas lights were switch on at the War Memorial on the High Street and at St Mark’s Shopping Centre.

The event started at St Mark’s at 5pm, with live music and entertainment, games and performances by dancers from Lincoln College and the cast of Lincoln Drill Hall’s Cinderella, who also turned on the centre’s lights.

Events on the High Street started at 6pm, with Pudsey Bear on stage, along with the County Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society and characters from the Drill Hall’s Cinderella pantomime.

Father Christmas was also helping to entertain children, before a civic procession from the Guildhall at 6.50pm, while the Salvation Army Band played carols, and the Mayor delivered his Christmas message.

The Mayor, ‘Allo ‘Allo‘s Sue Hodge and the winner of the Mayor’s Christmas Card then officially switched on the lights.