Crowds flock to Huntingdon’s Christmas Lights event
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Crowds flocked to the Market Square in Huntingdon on Thursday night to watch the town’s annual Christmas lights switch-on.
Huntingdon mayor, Councillor Sarah Gifford, performed the switching-on ceremony and she was joined on stage by Father Christmas.
Visitors to the event were able to sample a huge selection of street food and festive themed snacks from the Christmas market, which continues today (Friday) and over the weekend.
Entertainment included the Stukeley Meadows Primary School Choir, Caitlyn Proctor, Thomas Dunleavy and the Urban Dance Academy.
Huntingdon town clerk Philip Peacock said: “We would estimate that more than 1,000 people came to the lights swicth-on and there was a great atmosphere and the town was buzzing with excitment. We would urge people to come down either today (Friday) or over the weekend as there is still lots going on and plenty of stalls to buy food or Christmas presents.”
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There will be a funfair, Santa’s grotto and stalls as well as plenty of food and drink over the next three days.
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