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More than 2,000 people attend Diss Chrismas lights switch on




Diss Christmas Lights Switch On - The cast of Dick Whitington who are performing at the Corn Hall and Diss Town Mayor with Parky the Bear. ..Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography. (5594216)
Diss Christmas Lights Switch On - The cast of Dick Whitington who are performing at the Corn Hall and Diss Town Mayor with Parky the Bear. ..Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography. (5594216)

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.

(You can win tickets to this by entering the competition here)

Henry Stanton on the fairground ride
Henry Stanton on the fairground ride

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 a juggler also took to the stage.

Youngsters delighted in getting covered in soapy flakes from a snow machine outside the Waterfront Inn.

It's starting to look a lot like Christmas
It's starting to look a lot like Christmas

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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