Halifax ready for Christmas after lights switch-on

Christmas has well and truly come to Halifax following this year’s Christmas lights extravaganza.

Panto star Neil Hurst was helped out by Father Christmas and Mayor of Calderdale Ann Martin switching on the town centre lights on Saturday.

Halifax Christmas lights switched on.

Halifax Christmas lights switched on.

Earlier there had been song and dance performances, fire breathers and other performers keeping the crowds entertained at the Piece Hall.

Fireworks flew from the top of the neighbouring Orangebox centre before the hundreds who had turned out took in the lights around town.

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