Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch-on brings sparkle to town

PUBLISHED: 12:28 19 November 2018 | UPDATED: 12:28 19 November 2018

Crowds of people turned out to see Welwyn Garden City's Christmas lights get switched on. 
Picture: Karyn Haddon

Crowds of people turned out to see Welwyn Garden City's Christmas lights get switched on. Picture: Karyn Haddon

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Huge crowds gathered for this year's Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights switch-on.

Crowds of people turned out to see Welwyn Garden City's Christmas lights get switched on. 
Picture: Karyn HaddonCrowds of people turned out to see Welwyn Garden City's Christmas lights get switched on. Picture: Karyn Haddon

This year, the honour of lighting up the town went to Nellie Sparrow from Holwell Primary School, and Tim Nwachukwu, a nurse who rushed to the aid of someone in need.

Nellie won the honour when her lantern drawing was picked as the best from a competition run by The Yat’s from Creation Station Welwyn Garden City. .

It was Tim’s day off from the emergency rooms at the Lister Hospital, but he rushed to help a gentleman who was taken ill and stayed while paramedics brought the man back to consciousness.

Meanwhile, Max from St John’s Primary school won the drawing competition using the theme ‘Having fun at Christmas’.

Crowds of people turned out to see Welwyn Garden City's Christmas lights get switched on. 
Picture: Karyn HaddonCrowds of people turned out to see Welwyn Garden City's Christmas lights get switched on. Picture: Karyn Haddon

He won craft goodies for himself and his whole class.

Along with the lights switch-on on Saturday, there were also plenty of other festive activities and entertainment.

Families enjoyed street entertainers, choir performances, face painting, a lantern parade, a market and funfair rides and of course the chance to see Santa.

Crowds of people turned out to see Welwyn Garden City's Christmas lights get switched on. 
Picture: Karyn HaddonCrowds of people turned out to see Welwyn Garden City's Christmas lights get switched on. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Crowds of people turned out to see Welwyn Garden City's Christmas lights get switched on. 
Picture: Karyn HaddonCrowds of people turned out to see Welwyn Garden City's Christmas lights get switched on. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Crowds of people turned out to see Welwyn Garden City's Christmas lights get switched on. 
Picture: Karyn HaddonCrowds of people turned out to see Welwyn Garden City's Christmas lights get switched on. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Crowds of people turned out to see Welwyn Garden City's Christmas lights get switched on. 
Picture: Karyn HaddonCrowds of people turned out to see Welwyn Garden City's Christmas lights get switched on. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Crowds of people turned out to see Welwyn Garden City's Christmas lights get switched on. 
Picture: Karyn HaddonCrowds of people turned out to see Welwyn Garden City's Christmas lights get switched on. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Crowds of people turned out to see Welwyn Garden City's Christmas lights get switched on. 
Picture: Karyn HaddonCrowds of people turned out to see Welwyn Garden City's Christmas lights get switched on. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Crowds of people turned out to see Welwyn Garden City's Christmas lights get switched on. 
Picture: Karyn HaddonCrowds of people turned out to see Welwyn Garden City's Christmas lights get switched on. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Crowds of people turned out to see Welwyn Garden City's Christmas lights get switched on. 
Picture: Karyn HaddonCrowds of people turned out to see Welwyn Garden City's Christmas lights get switched on. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Crowds of people turned out to see Welwyn Garden City's Christmas lights get switched on. 
Picture: Karyn HaddonCrowds of people turned out to see Welwyn Garden City's Christmas lights get switched on. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Crowds of people turned out to see Welwyn Garden City's Christmas lights get switched on. 
Picture: Karyn HaddonCrowds of people turned out to see Welwyn Garden City's Christmas lights get switched on. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Crowds of people turned out to see Welwyn Garden City's Christmas lights get switched on. 
Picture: Karyn HaddonCrowds of people turned out to see Welwyn Garden City's Christmas lights get switched on. Picture: Karyn Haddon

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