Festive fun at Hunstanton light switch-on
The lights in the town were switched on by KLFM's Simon Rowe and the cast of The Hunstanton Pantomime Peter Pan. Picture: Ian Burt

Hunstanton heralded the start of December with a suitably festive light switch-on and family-fun extravaganza yesterday (Sunday 1st December).

Five hours of non-stop entertainment included free fairground rides courtesy of Rainbow Park Hunstanton, Santa’s Grotto, meeting miniature donkeys, facepainting and a photo opportunity in a giant snow globe outside the Town Hall.

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Inside the Snow Globe are Tracy Halls with her daughter Trinity (10). Picture: Ian Burt

There was also a short Christmas Carol service at St Edmund’s church before the switch-on began.

Spectacles included the epic Light Parade making its way through the town with the King and Queen of Snow stilt walkers leading the way.

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The Snow Queen & King with Hunstanton Mayor Tony Bishopp and his wife Joy. Picture: Ian Burt

The Parade alighted at the Princess Theatre where the cast of Dick Whittington and his Wonderful Cat greeted crowds and Hunstanton Rock Choir performed.

The Parade then moved onto the high street where KLFM’s Simon Rowe entertained the crowds and invited Hunstanton Mayor Tony Bishopp and the cast of this year’s Peter Pan Panto onstage to start the countdown.

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The lights outside the Princess Theatre were switched on byFather Christmas and the cast of the pantomime Dick Whittington and his Wonderful Cat. Picture: Ian Burt

Retail therapy included a Christmas craft fair inside the Town Hall and stalls along the high street serving street food and local handmade goods.

Hunstanton Rotary Club set up shop inside and outside Mr Bun the Baker selling hot drinks, mince pies and mulled wine to help fight the chill.

Can you spot yourself in our photos below?

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David and Caroline Cleland with Jessie (13) and Ronnie Reynolds (8). Picture: Ian Burt

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Emma Rafferty with her girls Jessie (13) and Ronnie (8). Picture: Ian Burt

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Fairground rides were provided for free by Rainbow Park Hunstanton. Picture: Ian Burt

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The Princess Theatre Christmas tree was switched on during the parade followed by a performance by Hunstanton Rock Choir.

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Local business 'Do me a Favour' selling their goods at the craft fair.

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Hunstanton Rotary were on hand to serve refreshments.