PICTURE GALLERY: Lutterworth lights switch-on

Lutterworth christmas light switch on and fireworks display. (Mail Picture: Andrew Carpenter/MHMP 001602-65)

Lutterworth christmas light switch on and fireworks display. (Mail Picture: Andrew Carpenter/MHMP 001602-65)

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ANOTHER spectacular Lutterworth Christmas lights switch-on evening was enjoyed by thousands of people on Friday evening.

The town centre was packed with shoppers and revellers who enjoyed the musical enterainment on offer and took the opportunity to grab a few early Christmas presents.

Switch on...councillor Rosita Page, mayor Rob Coleman, councillor Geraldine Robinson and consort Val Ridley with Mickey and Minnie Mouse during the Lutterworth late night festive event. (Mail Picture: Andrew Carpenter/MHMP 001602-63)
Switch on...councillor Rosita Page, mayor Rob Coleman, councillor Geraldine Robinson and consort Val Ridley with Mickey and Minnie Mouse during the Lutterworth late night festive event. (Mail Picture: Andrew Carpenter/MHMP 001602-63)

Click on the Lutterworth Lights Gallery Multimedia Link on the right (or below if you are reading this on a mobile device) to view photos from the night.

Town mayor Rob Coleman took to the stage to switch on the lights with a few invited guests, including Leicestershire County Council vice chairman Rosita Page, Harborough District Council vice chairman Geraldine Robinson and his consort Val Ridley.

Mr Coleman thanked the crowds for making the event as big a success as in previous years.

The switch-on, which featured the all-new lights supplied this year, was followed by a fireworks display.

Best dressed window...consort Val Ridley, owner Stacey Williams of LB Interiors, mayor Rob Coleman and Kate Read of the Voice during the Lutterworth christmas late night shopping event. (Mail Picture: Andrew Carpenter/MHMP 001602-64)
Best dressed window...consort Val Ridley, owner Stacey Williams of LB Interiors, mayor Rob Coleman and Kate Read of the Voice during the Lutterworth christmas late night shopping event. (Mail Picture: Andrew Carpenter/MHMP 001602-64)

Although there had been some fog earlier in the evening, this had cleared by the time people began taking to the streets.

Before the switch-on, Lutterworth singer Kate Read entertained the crowds with a number of songs and told the crowd about the work she is doing with US singer Will.I.Am and about her forthcoming EP.

The road closure through the centre of Lutterworth was greeted with enthusiasm by revellers, who were able to walk freely between the town hall square and Church Street without any bottlenecks on the High Street crossing.

* The winners of this year’s best-dressed shop window competition were: 1st LB interiors, 2nd All Wrapped Up and All Dressed Up, 3rd Edmonds and Slatter Opticians.

Hog roast...Kim Coombes, Sarah Wills, Anita Wallace, Paula Wallace and Andy Rowland during the Lutterworth christmas late night shopping event. (Mail Picture: Andrew Carpenter/MHMP 001602-62)
Hog roast...Kim Coombes, Sarah Wills, Anita Wallace, Paula Wallace and Andy Rowland during the Lutterworth christmas late night shopping event. (Mail Picture: Andrew Carpenter/MHMP 001602-62)
Crowd pleaser...back, Myra Keatley-Lill, Luke Wilson (9), George Barr (5), Santa, Jake Barr (2) and Helen Broom. Front, Alice Keal, Lucy Bell and Kimberley Bray during the Clic Sargeant event in the Wycliffe Rooms during the Lutterworth christmas late night shopping event. (Mail Picture: Andrew Carpenter/MHMP 001602-59)
Crowd pleaser...back, Myra Keatley-Lill, Luke Wilson (9), George Barr (5), Santa, Jake Barr (2) and Helen Broom. Front, Alice Keal, Lucy Bell and Kimberley Bray during the Clic Sargeant event in the Wycliffe Rooms during the Lutterworth christmas late night shopping event. (Mail Picture: Andrew Carpenter/MHMP 001602-59)
Fairground attraction...Poppy Canton and Archie Canton both (3) during the Lutterworth christmas late night shopping event. (Mail Picture: Andrew Carpenter/MHMP 001602-58)
Fairground attraction...Poppy Canton and Archie Canton both (3) during the Lutterworth christmas late night shopping event. (Mail Picture: Andrew Carpenter/MHMP 001602-58)
Grotto fun...Amelie Gatrell (4), Vanessa Gatrell and Santa during the Lutterworth christmas late night shopping event. (Mail Picture: Andrew Carpenter/MHMP 001602-57)
Grotto fun...Amelie Gatrell (4), Vanessa Gatrell and Santa during the Lutterworth christmas late night shopping event. (Mail Picture: Andrew Carpenter/MHMP 001602-57)
Free soup...Charlotte Mitchell (10), Elsie Mitchell (9), Jacqui Mitchell with Graham Thomas and Andy Stilgoe on the Lutterworth Community church stall during the Lutterworth late night christmas light switch on. (Mail Picture: Andrew Carpenter/MHMP 001602-56)
Free soup...Charlotte Mitchell (10), Elsie Mitchell (9), Jacqui Mitchell with Graham Thomas and Andy Stilgoe on the Lutterworth Community church stall during the Lutterworth late night christmas light switch on. (Mail Picture: Andrew Carpenter/MHMP 001602-56)
Mulled wine...Andy Firmin, Roxanne Wilkinson, Phil Jones and Martin Hill on the Lutterworth Lions stall during the Lutterworth christmas late night shopping event. (Mail Picture: Andrew Carpenter/MHMP 001602-55)
Mulled wine...Andy Firmin, Roxanne Wilkinson, Phil Jones and Martin Hill on the Lutterworth Lions stall during the Lutterworth christmas late night shopping event. (Mail Picture: Andrew Carpenter/MHMP 001602-55)
Fun...Ivan Paul (11), Sarah Patel (8), Reia Paul (7), Annabel Ursell (5) and Polly Wailoo (7) during the Lutterworth christmas late night shopping event. (Mail Picture: Andrew Carpenter/MHMP 001602-54)
Fun...Ivan Paul (11), Sarah Patel (8), Reia Paul (7), Annabel Ursell (5) and Polly Wailoo (7) during the Lutterworth christmas late night shopping event. (Mail Picture: Andrew Carpenter/MHMP 001602-54)
Festive songs...on stage John Wycliffe Primary school sing carols during the Lutterworth christmas late night shopping event. (Mail Picture: Andrew Carpenter/MHMP 001602-53)
Festive songs...on stage John Wycliffe Primary school sing carols during the Lutterworth christmas late night shopping event. (Mail Picture: Andrew Carpenter/MHMP 001602-53)
 

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