Pictures from Hatfield's Christmas light switch-on

PUBLISHED: 11:18 20 November 2017 | UPDATED: 11:18 20 November 2017

Hatfield's Christmas light switch-on event. Picture: Kevin Lines.

Hatfield's Christmas light switch-on event. Picture: Kevin Lines.

Kevin Lines

Hatfield was illuminated over the weekend as residents gathered to enjoy an array of festive activities.

Hatfield's Christmas light switch-on event. Picture: Kevin Lines.Hatfield's Christmas light switch-on event. Picture: Kevin Lines.

The lights were switched on on Saturday, with this year’s theme being Beauty and the Beast.

The festive fun began at 2pm in White Lion Square, and a line-up of singing and dancing talent entertained throughout the afternoon.

Santa himself attended, to meet and greet children with his real-life reindeers.

As well as watching the town light up, local band Swanvesta Social Club, performed on stage in the build up to the big switch-on.

Hatfield's Christmas light switch-on event. Picture: Kevin Lines.Hatfield's Christmas light switch-on event. Picture: Kevin Lines.

Councillor Bernard Sarson, executive member for business, partnerships and public health, said: “I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who came to watch Hatfield town centre illuminate at this year’s Christmas lights switch-on.

“It was great to see so many people there, getting into the festive spirit and enjoying all of the Christmas entertainment.”

There is also a Christmas window display competition currently running in Hatfield.

You can vote for your favourite until Friday, December 15, by collecting a voting form from reception in White Lion House or from any shops that are taking part in the competition.

Hatfield's Christmas light switch-on event. Picture: Kevin Lines.Hatfield's Christmas light switch-on event. Picture: Kevin Lines.

Voting can also be done online at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/8T25GJJ

Hatfield's Christmas light switch-on event. Picture: Kevin Lines.Hatfield's Christmas light switch-on event. Picture: Kevin Lines.

Hatfield's Christmas light switch-on event. Picture: Kevin Lines.Hatfield's Christmas light switch-on event. Picture: Kevin Lines.

Hatfield's Christmas light switch-on event. Picture: Kevin Lines.Hatfield's Christmas light switch-on event. Picture: Kevin Lines.

Hatfield's Christmas light switch-on event. Picture: Kevin Lines.Hatfield's Christmas light switch-on event. Picture: Kevin Lines.

Hatfield's Christmas light switch-on event. Picture: Kevin Lines.Hatfield's Christmas light switch-on event. Picture: Kevin Lines.

Hatfield's Christmas light switch-on event. Picture: Kevin Lines.Hatfield's Christmas light switch-on event. Picture: Kevin Lines.

Hatfield's Christmas light switch-on event. Picture: Kevin Lines.Hatfield's Christmas light switch-on event. Picture: Kevin Lines.

Hatfield's Christmas light switch-on event. Picture: Kevin Lines.Hatfield's Christmas light switch-on event. Picture: Kevin Lines.

Hatfield's Christmas light switch-on event. Picture: Kevin Lines.Hatfield's Christmas light switch-on event. Picture: Kevin Lines.

Hatfield's Christmas light switch-on event. Picture: Kevin Lines.Hatfield's Christmas light switch-on event. Picture: Kevin Lines.

Hatfield's Christmas light switch-on event. Picture: Kevin Lines.Hatfield's Christmas light switch-on event. Picture: Kevin Lines.

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