Thousands descended on Old Market Square for this year’s slimmed down event.
The city’s traditional 60ft high Norway Spruce Christmas tree, lit with 4,000 twinkling bulbs, takes centre stage in front of the Council House, adorned by a snowflake-inspired lighting display.
A giant observation wheel will whisk visitors 33m up into the air, with stunning views over the city’s rooftops. For those who prefer to stay closer to ground level, a traditional carousel also lights up the square.
A new Après Ski themed pop-up bar is also be located on Old Market Square, while the traditional Helter Skelter bar will return to Smithy Row offering visitors a steaming mug of Glühwein as riders slide down the traditional fairground favourite from above.