Halifax Christmas lights switch on

Top 12 pictures from the Halifax Christmas Lights switch on

Halifax is officially gearing up for Christmas as the town centre was a wash with festive for the big lights switch on.

Thousands of people enjoyed an afternoon of festive events which included a world record attempt for the biggest ever gathering of people dressed as snowmen. Here we have picked out our top 12 pictures from the day.

The switch-on will be a highlight of the Christmas calendar: a fantastic way of showcasing our town," said Chloe.

5. Let It Snow

The switch-on will be a highlight of the Christmas calendar: a fantastic way of showcasing our town," said Chloe.
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Extra money has been invested in new displays for this years Christmas lights and include new Ceiling of Lights in Princess Street.'From the left, Ebony Shaw, 12, Eva Shaw, eight, mum Debbie Greenwood and Steven Shaw, 11.

6. Investment

Extra money has been invested in new displays for this years Christmas lights and include new Ceiling of Lights in Princess Street.'From the left, Ebony Shaw, 12, Eva Shaw, eight, mum Debbie Greenwood and Steven Shaw, 11.
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The fun-filled programme for the switch-on event saw thousands of people in attendance including Maryam Haq, nine, with mum Ajmera Haq.

7. Festive magic

The fun-filled programme for the switch-on event saw thousands of people in attendance including Maryam Haq, nine, with mum Ajmera Haq.
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Mikaela Robinson, Samantha Wagner, Sara Fielden, 12, Michael Mitchell, Emily-Mae Fielden, 12, Joshua Fielden, six, Mikeisha Mitchell, 12, and Jessica Cookson, 12, wait for the big switch on.

8. Crowds start to gather

Mikaela Robinson, Samantha Wagner, Sara Fielden, 12, Michael Mitchell, Emily-Mae Fielden, 12, Joshua Fielden, six, Mikeisha Mitchell, 12, and Jessica Cookson, 12, wait for the big switch on.
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