Pictures of Welwyn Garden City Christmas Lights Switch-on

PUBLISHED: 11:51 17 November 2017 | UPDATED: 11:54 17 November 2017

Three-year-old Noah pushes the big red button at the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo

Three-year-old Noah pushes the big red button at the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo

Danny Loo Photography 2017

Thousands of families turned out to see three-year-old Noah turn on Welwyn Garden City’s Christmas lights.

Donkey rides at the Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo Donkey rides at the Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo

Families enjoyed live music, a Snow Globe, donkey rides and a fun fair yesterday evening.

The festive fun and light switch-on was organised by Welwyn Garden City Business Improvement District.

WGC BID had originally booked reality TV star Kady McDermott to switch on the lights, but following a petition to have someone else do the honours, a competition was held.

Three-year-old Noah was the winner of that competition and was thrilled to flick the switch alongside Santa.

Donkey rides at the Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo Donkey rides at the Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo

He was given a hand to reach the big red switch in front of a sea of cheering faces.

A WGC BID spokeswoman said: “Thursday evening saw Welwyn Garden City town centre lights switched on with a fabulous turnout from the community.

“Families were delighted with magical Icicle Queens, donkey rides and huskies.

“The Snow Globe was a huge hit with kids big and small stepping into a winter wonderland, raising £234.80 in total which went to Willow Foundation who bring special days to the seriously ill.

Donkey rides at the Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo Donkey rides at the Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo

“Two hundred children visited Santa in his grotto free of charge and then watched him turn on the lights with his special helper Noah, aged three, who wished everyone a merry Christmas and stole the crowd’s hearts!”

Adrien, six, and Anneliesse, seven, at the Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo Adrien, six, and Anneliesse, seven, at the Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo

Visitors to the Christmas lights switch on at Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny Loo Visitors to the Christmas lights switch on at Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny Loo

Children on the fun fair rides at the Christmas lights switch on in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny Loo Children on the fun fair rides at the Christmas lights switch on in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny Loo

Children on the fun fair rides at the Christmas lights switch on in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny Loo Children on the fun fair rides at the Christmas lights switch on in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny Loo

Children on the fun fair rides at the Christmas lights switch on in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny Loo Children on the fun fair rides at the Christmas lights switch on in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny Loo

Welwyn Hatfield councillor Terry Mitchinson on the Welwyn BID stall at the Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo Welwyn Hatfield councillor Terry Mitchinson on the Welwyn BID stall at the Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo

The Bishops Hatfield Girls School Dragons Apprentice team volunteering for the Willow Foundation at the Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo The Bishops Hatfield Girls School Dragons Apprentice team volunteering for the Willow Foundation at the Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo

Sue Hart from Project Pheonix at the Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo Sue Hart from Project Pheonix at the Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo

The Oaklands College stall at the Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo The Oaklands College stall at the Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo

Performers singing at the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo Performers singing at the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo

A human snow globe at the Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo A human snow globe at the Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo

Performers at the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo Performers at the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo

Performers at the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo Performers at the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo

Adrien, six, and Anneliesse, seven, at the Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo Adrien, six, and Anneliesse, seven, at the Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo

Fun fair rides at the Christmas lights switch on in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny Loo Fun fair rides at the Christmas lights switch on in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny Loo

Performers singing at the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo Performers singing at the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo

Children on the fun fair rides at the Christmas lights switch on in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny Loo Children on the fun fair rides at the Christmas lights switch on in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny Loo

Families getting ready for the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo Families getting ready for the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo

Families getting ready for the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo Families getting ready for the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo

Families getting ready for the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo Families getting ready for the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo

Families getting ready for the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo Families getting ready for the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo

Families getting ready for the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo Families getting ready for the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo

Families getting ready for the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo Families getting ready for the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo

Three-year-old Noah speaks to the crowds at the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo Three-year-old Noah speaks to the crowds at the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo

Three-year-old Noah prepares to push the big red button at the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo Three-year-old Noah prepares to push the big red button at the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo

The panto stars at the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo The panto stars at the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo

Three-year-old Noah prepares to push the big red button at the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo Three-year-old Noah prepares to push the big red button at the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo

Three-year-old Noah dances with Santa after turning on the lights at the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo Three-year-old Noah dances with Santa after turning on the lights at the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo

Three-year-old Noah pushes the big red button at the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo Three-year-old Noah pushes the big red button at the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo

Three-year-old Noah dances with Santa after turning on the lights at the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo Three-year-old Noah dances with Santa after turning on the lights at the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo

Three-year-old Noah dances with Santa after turning on the lights at the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo Three-year-old Noah dances with Santa after turning on the lights at the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo

Three-year-old Noah dances with Santa after turning on the lights at the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo Three-year-old Noah dances with Santa after turning on the lights at the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo

Kollection Dance perform at the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo Kollection Dance perform at the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo

Crowds gather at the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo Crowds gather at the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo

Kollection Dance perform at the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo Kollection Dance perform at the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo

The Christmas Tree with lights on at the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo The Christmas Tree with lights on at the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Danny Loo

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