THE city sky was lit up when the Christmas lights were switched on.
Families wrapped up warm to see the Mayor of Wakefield, Coun Elaine Blezard, flip the switch on Thursday night.
She said: “I would like to thank everyone who braved the awful weather to come and watch the Christmas light switch-on and made it such a cheerful and festive occasion.
“The city is all lit up and ready for Christmas and we hope people will come here over the weekend to enjoy the lights and the Victorian Christmas festival.”
And people also flocked to Trinity Walk to see the shopping centre in full festive glory when its lights were also switched on.