Families enjoy bumper Biggleswade festive lights switch-on

Biggleswade Christmas Fair lights switch-on 2017: The Choir in a blizzard of snow as the towns light

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

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 t

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

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

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


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

Biggleswade Christmas Fair lights switch-on 2017: The Choir in a blizzard of snow as the trigger tur

Biggleswade Christmas Fair lights switch-on 2017: The Choir in a blizzard of snow as the trigger turns on the town’s lights. Picture: Natalie Stevenson - Credit: Archant

Biggleswade Christmas Fair lights switch-on 2017: Santa helping turn on Biggleswade Lights. Picture:

Biggleswade Christmas Fair lights switch-on 2017: Santa helping turn on Biggleswade Lights. Picture: Natalie Stevenson - Credit: Archant

Biggleswade Christmas Fair lights switch-on 2017: The Edward Peake Choir singing Christmas Carols. P

Biggleswade Christmas Fair lights switch-on 2017: The Edward Peake Choir singing Christmas Carols. Picture: Natalie Stevenson - Credit: Archant

Biggleswade Christmas Fair lights switch-on 2017: Dominic, 3, Rosa, 4, Melanie, 4, receiving present

Biggleswade Christmas Fair lights switch-on 2017: Dominic, 3, Rosa, 4, Melanie, 4, receiving presents from Santa. Picture: Natalie Stevenson - Credit: Archant

Biggleswade Christmas Fair lights switch-on 2017: Keira Brown 12, Ellie Brown 6, Izzy Walker 6 & Chl

Biggleswade Christmas Fair lights switch-on 2017: Keira Brown 12, Ellie Brown 6, Izzy Walker 6 & Chloe King 12, enjoying the carols. Picture: Natalie Stevenson - Credit: Archant

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