Bumper crowd attends Sudbury switch-on

A packed Sudbury town centre for the Christmas fair and lights switch-on. ANL-161129-154650001
A packed Sudbury town centre for the Christmas fair and lights switch-on. ANL-161129-154650001
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The Sudbury Christmas fair and lights switch on was described as a great success by town council staff, with a bumper crowd in attendance.

The lights were switched on by the mayor Sue Ayres and the winner of this year’s Christmas card competition, Safyie Orman from Pot Kiln Primary School.

Sudbury Town Hall lit up for the first time. ANL-161129-154639001

Sudbury Town Hall lit up for the first time. ANL-161129-154639001

During the evening carols were played around the Christmas tree by the Salvation Army while Sudbury Choral Society sang carols in St Peter’s.

There was also a Christmas craft fair inside the former church and various stalls outside in North Street and the Market Hill.

Attractions included a mobile synthetic ice skating rink, an inflatable bouncy snow globe and various fairground attractions.

There was also a circus workshop, spectacular fire display by FireFlow, entertainment from the Phoenix Suffolk Community Marchers plus a visit by Santa, while Elsa and Anna from Frozen were on hand to say hello.

Children and adults skating in the snow. Photo by Tim Ranson ANL-161129-154607001

Children and adults skating in the snow. Photo by Tim Ranson ANL-161129-154607001

This year the town is lit by new lighter, more energy efficient bulbs.

Sudbury's lights were switched on by the mayor Sue Ayres and the winner of this years Christmas card competition, Safyie Orman from Pot Kiln Primary School. ANL-161129-154702001

Sudbury's lights were switched on by the mayor Sue Ayres and the winner of this years Christmas card competition, Safyie Orman from Pot Kiln Primary School. ANL-161129-154702001

Sudbury Choral Society singing carols in St Peter's. Photo by Tim Ranson ANL-161129-154629001

Sudbury Choral Society singing carols in St Peter's. Photo by Tim Ranson ANL-161129-154629001

Carols in St Peter's Photo by Tim Ranson ANL-161129-154619001

Carols in St Peter's Photo by Tim Ranson ANL-161129-154619001

A Christmas craft fair was held in St Peter's. ANL-161129-154534001

A Christmas craft fair was held in St Peter's. ANL-161129-154534001