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Crowds dazzled by Christmas lights and fireworks at Gorleston switch on

PUBLISHED: 21:31 26 November 2017 | UPDATED: 08:12 27 November 2017

Crowds gather in Gorleston to watch the annual switch on take place. Photo: Kevin Huggins.

Crowds gather in Gorleston to watch the annual switch on take place. Photo: Kevin Huggins.

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Festive fever spread to Gorleston tonight as the seaside town was illuminated first by Christmas lights and then by a dazzling fireworks display.

Father Christmas and Michael Jackson impersonator, Fabio, at Gorleston Christmas lights switch on 2017. Photo: Kevin Huggins. Father Christmas and Michael Jackson impersonator, Fabio, at Gorleston Christmas lights switch on 2017. Photo: Kevin Huggins.

There were a variety of fun activities available from early in the day, with the outdoor ice rink proving especially popular.

Fusion Hair Consultants, in High Street, was transformed into Santa’s grotto and proved to be a must visit destination for children at the event.

Gorleston Christmas lights switch on 2017. Photo Kevin Huggins. Gorleston Christmas lights switch on 2017. Photo Kevin Huggins.

At 5pm a large crowd gathered to watch mayor Kerry Robinson-Payne switch on the Christmas lights.

A fireworks display followed creating the perfect festive finale.

The outdoor ice rink in the high street proved popular at the Gorleston Christmas lights switch on 2017. Photo: Kevin Huggins. The outdoor ice rink in the high street proved popular at the Gorleston Christmas lights switch on 2017. Photo: Kevin Huggins.

Event organiser Kevin Huggins said: “When the lights started twinkling at dusk a real atmosphere came over the town - it was marvellous.

“This is an important event that brings footfall into the High Street and gives local businesses the chance to promote themselves and give the public the opportunity to discover new places.”

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