PICTURES: Lancaster Christmas Lights Switch-On

Jennifer's Dancers on stage.  PIC BY ROB LOCK 26-11-2017
Jennifer's Dancers on stage. PIC BY ROB LOCK 26-11-2017

A thrilling Sunday afternoon saw crowds pack into Lancaster city centre for the annual Christmas lights switch-on.

The event in Market Square saw performances from pop acts Scouting for Girls, Lucy Spraggan, Yes Lad, Alex Hulme, The Hara, Henry Gallagher and Shanaya Atkinson-Jones, and routines from Jennifer’s Dancers and Stagecoach Theatre School.

Scouting for Girls on stage.  PIC BY ROB LOCK 26-11-2017

Scouting for Girls on stage. PIC BY ROB LOCK 26-11-2017

There was also a Santa Dash for CancerCare where hundreds of people dressed as Father Christmas ran or walked around the city centre and took part in a salsa-style warm-up before setting off.

The lights in Market Square were switched on by brother and sister Rory and Florence Wood, who won a competition to get the chance to flick the switch. Father Christmas was also on hand.

The event was hosted by Bay presenters Danny Matthews and Darren Milby, and organised by Lancaster BID and partners.

A packed Market Square.  PIC BY ROB LOCK 26-11-2017

A packed Market Square. PIC BY ROB LOCK 26-11-2017

Lancaster hosted its annual Santa Dash. Santas enjoying their salsa warm-up.  PIC BY ROB LOCK 26-11-2017

Lancaster hosted its annual Santa Dash. Santas enjoying their salsa warm-up. PIC BY ROB LOCK 26-11-2017

Lancaster hosted its annual Santa Dash.
Santas enjoying their salsa warm-up.  PIC BY ROB LOCK
26-11-2017

Lancaster hosted its annual Santa Dash. Santas enjoying their salsa warm-up. PIC BY ROB LOCK 26-11-2017