A decision to improve Sudbury’s traditional Christmas lights switch on has proved to be a winner with visitors.
Last year there was some negative reaction following the low key event.
However, on Friday there were rides and attractions for all ages, as well as a continental Christmas market.
The ice skating rink in the town centre proved very popular, as did the fair ground rides, while Santa’s Grotto had a constant queue.
“We think it was a real success,” said Teresa Elford, events manager at Sudbury Town Council. “There were several thousand people. We tried to make it bigger and better.”
Mrs Elford said the public reaction had been very positive, many saying it had been better than ever before.
Thanking everyone that helped run and organise the event, Mrs Elford said it would run in a similar style again next year.