More than 2,000 people attend Diss Chrismas lights switch on
Two pages of pictures in this week's Diss Express, out friday
Father Christmas, panto stars, a snow machine, a vintage fire engine, live music, carol singing, a hog roast and doughnuts were all on the menu of this year's Christmas Lights Switch on in Diss.
Thousands packed the Market Place to see the Christmas lights around the town turned on at 5pm on Saturday.
A vintage fire engine from Bressingham Stream Museum delivered Father Christmas along Mere Street to the scene, where he was joined by the cast of Dick Whittington, this year's town panto to be performed at the Corn Hall.
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Town Mayor, Trevor Wenman was on hand to open proceedings and Parky the Bear sent showers of sparks into the air from the stage.
Entertainment included live music performers with Joe Aiken,Ceilidh Band, an ABBA tribute band and carol singing from local school children.
Magician Ali Shazan and ajuggler also took to the stage.
Youngsters delighted in getting covered in soapy flakes from a snow machine outside the Waterfront Inn.
Chris Moyse, who lead the organising team, said: "Saturday's Christmas light switch-on in Diss was the best one yet."
Park Radio hosted the event, also entertaining the crowds with festive tunes.
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