GALLERY: Kim Wilde sparkles for Letchworth Christmas lights switch on

Giant human baubals

Giant human baubals - Credit: Archant

Letchworth got in the festive spirit this Saturday for the Christmas light switch on.

Skye Pritchett 11, Skye Wood 12, Kaitlyn Dean 11

Skye Pritchett 11, Skye Wood 12, Kaitlyn Dean 11 - Credit: Archant

The festivities kicked off at 11am with a panto performance in The Wynd.

Then it was all aboard the Christmas Land Train which carted visitors around the town with the aid of Santa’s elves.

Crowds enjoy the show

Crowds enjoy the show - Credit: Archant

Guests were serenaded throughout the day with a number of live performances by artists such as Hitchin Rock Choir, Jacob Slater and Kids in America singer Kim Wilde.

In the evening, visitors were led on a lantern procession starting at Eastcheap.

Chairman of Letchworth Royal British Legion Joan Ellis, community sargeant Simon Turner

Chairman of Letchworth Royal British Legion Joan Ellis, community sargeant Simon Turner - Credit: Archant

Love Letchworth manager Layla Eddington said: “It’s about giving back to the community this year.

“It’s about celebrating the work of local people and saying a big thank you.”

Phono perform for the crowds

Phono perform for the crowds - Credit: Archant

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Many people took to Twitter to express their enjoyment.

Jeremy Robinson tweeted: “Really good day at Letchworth Winter Festival, Hitchin Rock Choir were awesome. Kim Wilde, fireworks and Blighty all great.”

Christian Trampenau tweeted: “Great fun in Letchworth for the Christmas lights.”

James also took to Twitter to say: “A great turnout for the @LoveLetchworth Christmas lights switch on, great atmosphere too! #christmashasarrived.”

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