City lit up in festive ceremony

The crowds turned out in force

The crowds turned out in force

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CHRISTMAS got underway in Wakefield last night when the city centre was lit up in a festive ceremony.

Rugby stars from the Wakefield Wildcats, Castleford Tigers, Featherstone Rovers All Stars and Castleford Dance Troupe performed alongside Wakefield Theatre Royal’s pantomime cast and Lucas Primmer.

And Mayor of Wakefield Coun Ros Lund switched on the Christmas lights to mark the opening of the festive season.

A traditional Victorian market selling a range of goods from unique hand crafted gifts to traditional food and drink will continue until tomorrow at 4pm.