A large crowd gathered over the weekend to watch the Christmas light switch on in Broadwaters Park.

From carol singing led by children from St Oswald’s Primary School Choir to mulled wine and mince pies being on hand to keep people warm, the town was full of festive cheer.

As well as getting in the Christmas spirit on Saturday (December 2), a tree was also set to be planted to commemorate the Coronation of King Charles III earlier this year.

It will be near to the tree planted last year to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and the one planted by the Duke of Gloucester for the regeneration of Broadwaters Park.

In a separate event on the day, there was a Christmas craft fayre and table top sale filled with artwork, cakes and refreshments in St George’s Church from 9.30am until midday to raise money for ‘The Roof Access Project’.