PICTURES: Pontefract Christmas Lights Switch On 2018

Pontefract held a fun-filled family event to mark the beginning of the festive season, with a fun fair, live performances and a market at their Christmas lights switch on.

Tuesday, 20th November 2018, 2:57 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th November 2018, 4:09 pm
The Groves family under the Pontefract Christmas Tree.

The town's Christmas lights were switched on by the Haribo bear and local councillors. Can you spot yourself in any of the photos below?

Can you see anyone you recognise?
A performance from St Giles' Pantomime got the crowd in a festive mood.

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A performance from Pro Dance Group helped to keep the crowd moving.
The trio entertained the audience.
A Christmas market ran from 10am to 7pm.
Cerys and Amelia Poppleton also enjoyed the rides.
A fun fair in the town centre provided fun for all ages. Lucas Pimperton enjoying one of the rides.
The Groves family under the Pontefract Christmas tree.
Councillor Dave Jones, Isabelle Smith, Coun Pat Garbutt and the Haribo bear switched on the Christmas lights.
Many of the town's lights take the shape of classic Haribo sweets, including cherries, fried eggs and rings.
Eva Emmerson & Isabella Hodlin on the donkeys at the Christmas market.
The festive season has officially arrived in Pontefract.
Many of Pontefract's lights are shaped like Haribo sweets.