Families enjoy bumper Biggleswade festive lights switch-on

PUBLISHED: 12:35 27 November 2017 | UPDATED: 12:52 27 November 2017

Biggleswade Christmas Fair lights switch-on 2017: The Choir in a blizzard of snow as the towns lights are turned on. Picture: Natalie Stevenson

Biggleswade Christmas Fair lights switch-on 2017: The Choir in a blizzard of snow as the towns lights are turned on. Picture: Natalie Stevenson

Natalie Stevenson Photography 2017

Families enjoyed a bumper Christmas fair and lights switch-on in Biggleswade’s Market Square on Friday.

Biggleswade Christmas Fair lights switch-on 2017: The Fire & Rescue team and the Police supporting the community. Picture: Natalie StevensonBiggleswade Christmas Fair lights switch-on 2017: The Fire & Rescue team and the Police supporting the community. Picture: Natalie Stevenson

Biggleswade Town Council upped the stakes for this year’s event which saw Santa pay a visit to chat to eager children.

There were fun fairground rides and ever popular games like hook-a-duck. Carols were sung by pupils from St Andrews C of E VC Lower School, Stratton Upper School, Lawnsdale Lower School, Ivel Valley School and Biggleswade Academy.

Biggleswade TAGS choir, Edward Peake Street Band the Stotfold Salvation Army band also put in spirited performances as did Biggleswade and District Choral Society.

The heartwarming show was closed with a performance by Biggleswade Amateur Dramatic Society. There were street food stalls and shop fronts were done up to mark the occasion as part of a special Christmas competition.

Biggleswade Christmas Fair lights switch-on 2017: The busy market sqaure complete with the Christmas Tree. Picture: Natalie StevensonBiggleswade Christmas Fair lights switch-on 2017: The busy market sqaure complete with the Christmas Tree. Picture: Natalie Stevenson

To round off the show the lights were switched on by Santa and a couple of helpers.

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