Pouring rain at 5 pm didn’t stop thousands attending West Bridgford Christmas Lights switch-on and fireworks display.
Santa made an appearance too!
The Mayor of Rushcliffe Cllr Christine Jeffreys launched the annual festive lights followed by a spectacular firework show to complete the big switch on at 5 pm in association with sponsors Rushcliffe Homework and media partner West Bridgford Wire.
Bridgford Road, Central Avenue and Gordon Road were illuminated by thousands of sparkling lights for shoppers to enjoy, these will remain until January.
At 10 am crowds were treated to seasonal entertainment in the lead up to the Lights Switch On, including street theatre performances, local singers and a Christmas Market on the croquet lawn which offered a host of festive gifts, crafts, novelties and food.
Then on Gordon Road and Gordon Square Trent Bridge Community Trust’s YouNG Market welcomed event-goers from 12pm, with stalls exclusively hosted by local young entrepreneurs.
They offered a range of homemade Christmas decorations and crafts through to a chance for little ones to make their own snowflakes.