PICTURES: Clevedon turns out for 'magical' Christmas lights switch-on

PUBLISHED: 13:00 28 November 2017 | UPDATED: 14:34 28 November 2017

Councillor Linda  Little switching on the lights with the help of Clevedon schoolchildren.

Councillor Linda Little switching on the lights with the help of Clevedon schoolchildren.

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Hundreds of people packed into Clevedon town centre to enjoy a 'magical' Christmas lights switch-on.

Clevedon Christmas lights were turned on at the weekend.Clevedon Christmas lights were turned on at the weekend.

The newly-purchased illuminations sparkled as they were lit up for the first time, officially marking the start of the festive period in the town.

Crowds gathered for a night of entertainment at the Clevedon Christmas lights switch-on.Crowds gathered for a night of entertainment at the Clevedon Christmas lights switch-on.

A fundraising campaign was held this year to improve the lights display, with a number of business owners in The Triangle putting out collection tins for customers to donate.

Clevedon's town centre is full of bright lights now.Clevedon's town centre is full of bright lights now.

Organiser Sam Harrison said: “This year’s Clevedon lights switch-on went really well.

Musical entertainment at Clevedon's Christmas lights switch-on event.Musical entertainment at Clevedon's Christmas lights switch-on event.

“There was great entertainment and lovely stalls to look around.

Crowds counting down to the switch-on.Crowds counting down to the switch-on.

“Lots of fun was had by children on the fair rides and the smell of mulled wine made the atmosphere magical.”

The clock tower has been lit up.The clock tower has been lit up.

Attention will now turn to the St Nicholas Fair in Hill Road from 5-9pm on December 7 while Clevedon Pride’s Adventure To Santa will see Queens Square transformed into a winter wonderland on Saturday.

Musical entertainment was provided at the Clevedon Christmas lights switch-on. Picture: Gary ClarkMusical entertainment was provided at the Clevedon Christmas lights switch-on. Picture: Gary Clark

Stalls at Clevedon Christmas lights switch-on. Picture: Gary ClarkStalls at Clevedon Christmas lights switch-on. Picture: Gary Clark

Carols being sung at Clevedon Christmas lights switch-on. Picture: Gary ClarkCarols being sung at Clevedon Christmas lights switch-on. Picture: Gary Clark

A choir performed at the Christmas lights switch-on. Picture: Gary ClarkA choir performed at the Christmas lights switch-on. Picture: Gary Clark

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