Dunmow Christmas lights switch on packs out the town

Santa prepares to turn on the Dunmow Christmas lights 2017 - but not before a selfie. Picture: SAFFR

Santa prepares to turn on the Dunmow Christmas lights 2017 - but not before a selfie. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Saffron Photo

There was a bigger than ever crowd for the Christmas lights switch-on in Great Dunmow, on Saturday, November 2, with Father Christmas himself pulling the switch, introduced by The Mayor of Great Dunmow, Councillor Danielle Frost.

Dunmow Primary School sings at the town's Christmas lights switch on 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Dunmow Primary School sings at the town's Christmas lights switch on 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Saffron Photo

Among the entertainers were dancers from the Granary Studio in the Market Place and the Dunmow Rock Choir.

Santa prepares to turn on the Dunmow Christmas lights 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Santa prepares to turn on the Dunmow Christmas lights 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Saffron Photo

One of the popular features was a snow globe with artificial snow inside it and a chance for visitors to take pictures of themselves in it.

Santa prepares to turn on the Dunmow Christmas lights 2017 - but not before a selfie. Picture: SAFFR

Santa prepares to turn on the Dunmow Christmas lights 2017 - but not before a selfie. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Saffron Photo

Cllr Frost said: “It was fantastic. Last year drew a big crowd but this year’s was even bigger. The Santa’s Grotto behind the Rose Garden was booked out. Everything was free in exchange for donations.

Dunmow Primary School sings at the town's Christmas lights switch on 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Dunmow Primary School sings at the town's Christmas lights switch on 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Saffron Photo

“There was a wonderful, friendly atmosphere, everyone was in a good mood, drinking mulled wine and feeling really Christmassy.

Dance Theatre Group performs at the Dunmow Christmas lights switch on 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Dance Theatre Group performs at the Dunmow Christmas lights switch on 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Saffron Photo


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“The whole of the high street was full of people. People don’t mind being out in the cold if they can have mulled wine or hot chocolate and hear music.

No Limits perform at Dunmow Christmas lights switch on 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

No Limits perform at Dunmow Christmas lights switch on 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Saffron Photo

“It brought a lot of visitors to the town and was absolutely brilliant.”

No Limits perform at Dunmow Christmas lights switch on 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

No Limits perform at Dunmow Christmas lights switch on 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Saffron Photo

No Limits perform at Dunmow Christmas lights switch on 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

No Limits perform at Dunmow Christmas lights switch on 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Saffron Photo

No Limits perform at Dunmow Christmas lights switch on 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

No Limits perform at Dunmow Christmas lights switch on 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Saffron Photo

Children dance to No Limits at the Dunmow Christmas lights switch on 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Children dance to No Limits at the Dunmow Christmas lights switch on 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Saffron Photo

Children dance to No Limits at the Dunmow Christmas lights switch on 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Children dance to No Limits at the Dunmow Christmas lights switch on 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Saffron Photo

Dunmow Primary School sings at the town's Christmas lights switch on 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Dunmow Primary School sings at the town's Christmas lights switch on 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Saffron Photo

Marigold and Clover the reindeer at the Dunmow Christmas lights switch on 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHO

Marigold and Clover the reindeer at the Dunmow Christmas lights switch on 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Saffron Photo

Marigold and Clover the reindeer at the Dunmow Christmas lights switch on 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHO

Marigold and Clover the reindeer at the Dunmow Christmas lights switch on 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Saffron Photo

Dunmow Primary School sings at the town's Christmas lights switch on 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Dunmow Primary School sings at the town's Christmas lights switch on 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Saffron Photo

Dunmow Christmas lights switch on 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Dunmow Christmas lights switch on 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Saffron Photo

Dunmow Primary School sings at the town's Christmas lights switch on 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Dunmow Primary School sings at the town's Christmas lights switch on 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Saffron Photo

Dunmow Christmas lights switch on 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Dunmow Christmas lights switch on 2017. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO - Credit: Saffron Photo

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