PICTURES: Lancaster Christmas Lights Switch-On

A thrilling Sunday afternoon saw crowds pack into Lancaster city centre for the annual Christmas lights switch-on.

Monday, 27th November 2017, 1:14 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 9:52 am
Stuart Michaels and crowd at the Morecambe Christmas Lights Switch-on.

The event in Market Square saw performances from pop acts Scouting for Girls, Lucy Spraggan, Yes Lad, Alex Hulme, The Hara, Henry Gallagher and Shanaya Atkinson-Jones, and routines from Jennifer’s Dancers and Stagecoach Theatre School.

There was also a Santa Dash for CancerCare where hundreds of people dressed as Father Christmas ran or walked around the city centre and took part in a salsa-style warm-up before setting off.

The lights in Market Square were switched on by brother and sister Rory and Florence Wood, who won a competition to get the chance to flick the switch. Father Christmas was also on hand.

Jennifer's Dancers on stage. PIC BY ROB LOCK 26-11-2017

The event was hosted by Bay presenters Danny Matthews and Darren Milby, and organised by Lancaster BID and partners.

Scouting for Girls on stage. PIC BY ROB LOCK 26-11-2017
A packed Market Square. PIC BY ROB LOCK 26-11-2017
Lancaster hosted its annual Santa Dash. Santas enjoying their salsa warm-up. PIC BY ROB LOCK 26-11-2017
Lancaster hosted its annual Santa Dash. Santas enjoying their salsa warm-up. PIC BY ROB LOCK 26-11-2017
Jennifer's Dancers on stage. PIC BY ROB LOCK 26-11-2017
Scouting for Girls on stage. PIC BY ROB LOCK 26-11-2017
A packed Market Square. PIC BY ROB LOCK 26-11-2017
Lancaster hosted its annual Santa Dash. Santas enjoying their salsa warm-up. PIC BY ROB LOCK 26-11-2017
Lancaster hosted its annual Santa Dash. Santas enjoying their salsa warm-up. PIC BY ROB LOCK 26-11-2017