The cheering crowds during the switch on in 2004.
We've dug these pictures out from our archives from 2004 and 2005. Do you remember watching? And keep a look out, we'll be sharing even more from later years this week.
A night at the lights in 2001. Playwright Kay Mellor was interviewed by Paul Stead of Magic 828 in 2001. Richard Whiteley and other guests press the plunger in 2001. Maddi Bojang helped celebrate the switching on of Christmas lights with Jack Frost, the Snow Queen and Santa at the Ridings in 2004. Kate Hudson, Rebecca Warren and Luke Hudson at the Ridings lights switch on in 2004. Wakefield Trinity Wildcats mascot 'Daddy Cool' dancing on stage with members of the crowd in 2004. The crowds gathered for Normanton Christmas lights switch on in 2004. Santa arrives at Normanton lights in 2004. Normanton Inspirations going 'Christmas crackers' in their fancy dress costumes. Four year old Brooke Thompson and mum Jayne were dreaming of a white Christmas in 2004. The crowd having fun at the light switch on in 2005. Wakefield Christmas lights switch on in 2005. In Normanton, in 2005,Alex Golding (6) has fun on the airplane ride. Thomas Parker (4) on the airplane ride.