Lancaster Christmas Light Switch-On Event, Market Square 28.11.2021, Picture by Anthony Farran.

In pictures: Lancaster Christmas lights switch on was second busiest Sunday since the pandemic

Over 50,000 people flocked to Lancaster city centre for the Christmas lights switch on event on Sunday.

Monday, 29th November 2021, 5:05 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th November 2021, 11:31 am

Due to the snow things got off to a fairly quiet start, but crowds steadily grew as the day went on and between 4pm and 6pm the city centre was getting towards capacity as the lights came on.

The day went to plan and Lancaster BID would like to thank their headline sponsor Stagecoach and the stageshow presented by Beyond Radio.

Lancaster BID manager Tony Johnson said: "We decided to support more local acts this year and that went down very well.

"Statistically it’s the second busiest Sunday since the pandemic, only the Sunday of Lancaster Music Festival last month has been higher.

"Footflow for Sunday was 53,114 which was 28% up on the week before."

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