Hundreds turn out for Higham Sparkle

Hundreds of people turned out to mark the official start of the festive season in Higham Ferrers.

Monday, 21st November 2016, 2:43 pm
Updated Tuesday, 22nd November 2016, 11:07 am
The Christmas lights switch-on in Higham Ferrers

The town’s popular Christmas Sparkle took place on Saturday, and included a continental market, Santa’s grotto and a funfair as well as a hog roast, chestnuts and mulled wine.

There was also live entertainment on stage and a Christmas tree display in St Mary’s Church, which all led up to the big lights switch-on at the end of the day.

The annual event was organised by Higham Ferrers Town Council in partnership with Higham Ferrers Tourism and St Mary’s Church.

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The Christmas lights switch-on in Higham Ferrers

Pictures by Alison Bagley.

The Christmas lights switch-on in Higham Ferrers
The Christmas lights switch-on in Higham Ferrers
The Christmas lights switch-on in Higham Ferrers
The Christmas lights switch-on in Higham Ferrers
The Christmas lights switch-on in Higham Ferrers
The Christmas lights switch-on in Higham Ferrers
The Christmas lights switch-on in Higham Ferrers
The Christmas lights switch-on in Higham Ferrers
The Christmas lights switch-on in Higham Ferrers
The Christmas lights switch-on in Higham Ferrers
The Christmas lights switch-on in Higham Ferrers
The Christmas lights switch-on in Higham Ferrers
The Christmas lights switch-on in Higham Ferrers
The Christmas lights switch-on in Higham Ferrers
The Christmas lights switch-on in Higham Ferrers
The Christmas lights switch-on in Higham Ferrers
The Christmas lights switch-on in Higham Ferrers
The Christmas lights switch-on in Higham Ferrers
The Christmas lights switch-on in Higham Ferrers
The Christmas lights switch-on in Higham Ferrers
The Christmas lights switch-on in Higham Ferrers