Crowds applaud Clare Xmas lights

Clare Christmas lights switch on. ''FL;
Clare Christmas lights switch on. ''FL;

The crowds, as ever, flocked to the annual switching on event for Clare’s Christmas lights.

Last Friday’s (Nov 29) fun saw the now traditional parade wind along the High Street, led by a bagpipe player, into Well Lane and then to Market Hill, where the tree stands and the lights are switched on.

Father Christmas was joined by the Mayor of St Edmundsbury, Cllr Terry Buckle to assist in switching on the lights.

Town traders all mucked in to provide and serve up mince pies, mulled wine and hot dogs, while Olly Magic provided entertainment.