At 5pm, Market Hill was illuminated as the duo pulled the switch to signal the rundown to Christmas and a fireworks display up above. Throughout the day there was a farmers market, a continental market and funfair rides for the children. Cllr Luter told The Hunts Post: It was a great family atmosphere. We were lucky the rain stopped at 4pm and Market Hill started to fill up. There were a lot of people who delayed coming because of the rain. I spoke to some of the stall holders and they said they had a lot of people see them. There was also a fair in the Corn Exchange and Santas grotto. I want to thank St Ives Town Initiative and the Christmas Lights Committee who put the whole event together.