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Watch Ipswich Christmas lights switch on here

PUBLISHED: 20:39 16 November 2017 | UPDATED: 15:24 20 November 2017

Ipswich mayor Sarah Barber with Spiderman, John Morley, and The Dame, together switching on the Cornhill Christmas lights. Picture: NIGE BROWN

Ipswich mayor Sarah Barber with Spiderman, John Morley, and The Dame, together switching on the Cornhill Christmas lights. Picture: NIGE BROWN

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Couldn’t make it into Ipswich to see the spectacular Christmas lights switch-on this evening? Don’t worry – you can watch it here.

Big crowds descended on the Cornhill for the festivities tonight, eager to see the new ‘real tree’ lit up in all its splendour.

Warren Horlock at the Ipswich Christmas lights switch on. Picture: NIGE BROWNWarren Horlock at the Ipswich Christmas lights switch on. Picture: NIGE BROWN

Entertainment kicked off in the town centre at around 4.30pm with a host of music, singers and stalls, with the main event taking place at 6.55pm.

Emily Madder, Hannah Coulthard, Lucy Madder and Sophie Madder at the Ipswich Christmas lights switch on. Picture: NIGE BROWNEmily Madder, Hannah Coulthard, Lucy Madder and Sophie Madder at the Ipswich Christmas lights switch on. Picture: NIGE BROWN

This is the first time in years the Cornhill has featured a ‘real’ Christmas tree.

The cast of Jack and the Beanstalk at the Ipswich Christmas lights switch on. Picture: NIGE BROWNThe cast of Jack and the Beanstalk at the Ipswich Christmas lights switch on. Picture: NIGE BROWN

With the controversial ‘bauble tree’ having been moved to Ipswich waterfront, residents are keen to see how the traditional spruce will look.

Kirsty Button with Harriett Hunter at the Ipswich Christmas lights switch on at the Cornhill. Picture: NIGE BROWNKirsty Button with Harriett Hunter at the Ipswich Christmas lights switch on at the Cornhill. Picture: NIGE BROWN

Come back to this page this evening for a video of the big event, for those who cannot make it along themselves to enjoy the festivities.

Toby Tye, Bradley Stephens, Jayden Green and Thomas Stephens get in the festive mood. Picture: NIGE BROWNToby Tye, Bradley Stephens, Jayden Green and Thomas Stephens get in the festive mood. Picture: NIGE BROWN

What do you think of the lights this year? Email us at newsroom@archant.co.uk

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