Thousands of excited revellers gathered for Beverley’s biggest and best Christmas Lights Switch On event ever.
Organised by The Beverley Lions, Beverley Town Council, Beverley Christmas Lights Appeal and the Chamber of Trade, the event saw shops stay open late into the evening as the festive season officially began in the town.
More than 2,000 people are estimated to have attended the lights switch on and a staggering £5,000 was raised for the charities involved.
Local choirs and bands and a Christmas market kept everyone entertained as dignitaries moved around the town switching on Beverley’s impressive light displays.
A giant cinema screen was also installed screening ‘The Snowman’ – a first for Beverley.
Beverley Mayor Martin Cox, who switched on the lights, said: “I think there must have been double the number of people there were out last year, maybe that was because of the four school choirs that sang and parents coming out to support their children.
“This event involved groups from all over Beverley and the whole event had a fantastic community feel about it, the Christmas Light Switch On Event is just getting bigger and bigger.
“It was great to see so many of our independent shops staying open as well.”
Our photographer Mike Hopps was out and about capturing the event.