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 took place at Woolshops shopping centre. From the left, Jamie Cahill, Ellie Carpenter, 12, Lorren Spancer, 12, Lauren Cahill with Demi Leigh Spencer, three, Dylan Spencer, four, Chris Spencer and Jayden Cross, 10.

9. Finding the best seat

The switch on took place at Woolshops shopping centre. From the left, Jamie Cahill, Ellie Carpenter, 12, Lorren Spancer, 12, Lauren Cahill with Demi Leigh Spencer, three, Dylan Spencer, four, Chris Spencer and Jayden Cross, 10.
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Father Christmas and the Mayor of Calderdale also attended the switch on along with, from the left, Freya Barker, six, Tegan Barker, 10, Archie Barker, seven and Olivia Leonard, three.

10. Almost time

Father Christmas and the Mayor of Calderdale also attended the switch on along with, from the left, Freya Barker, six, Tegan Barker, 10, Archie Barker, seven and Olivia Leonard, three.
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The moment comes for Neil Hurst, Rosie Madison, Father Christmas, mayoress Nicky Chance-Thompson, Mayor of Calderdale councillor Marcus Thompson and Danny Mylo, to turn on the lights

11. The Big Switch On

The moment comes for Neil Hurst, Rosie Madison, Father Christmas, mayoress Nicky Chance-Thompson, Mayor of Calderdale councillor Marcus Thompson and Danny Mylo, to turn on the lights
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A fantastic fireworks display brought the evening to a close.

12. Grand finale

A fantastic fireworks display brought the evening to a close.
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