Felixstowe Christmas light switch on outshines dreary weather

Felixstowe Christmas

The Felixstowe Christmas light switch on was attended hundreds - Credit: Charlotte Bond

Hundreds of people turned out to see Felixstowe's Christmas lights being turned on last night despite unfriendly weather.

Last year the town was only able to host a "low-key" event due to Covid restrictions, but this year saw a marvellous return of Christmas festivities.

There was lots of rain, though for a brief window when the lights were turned on the rain subsided.

The Mayor and Mayoress turn the lights on. Felixstowe light switch on PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

The Mayor and Mayoress turn the lights on. Felixstowe light switch on PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: CHARLOTTE BOND

Felixstowe Mayor Cllr Mark Jepson said:  "All credit to the hundreds of people who came out and enjoyed it, it was fairly inclement leading up to the show, but it just shows the resilience of the wonderful people of Felixstowe.

"After missing it last year it was nice to do it properly this year.

"Thanks to parents who brought the children down, and did the candle lit procession from the Orwell Hotel.

"Children don't really see weather, they just see Christmas, lights and candles and they enjoyed it."

Felixstowe light switch on PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

Felixstowe light switch on PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: CHARLOTTE BOND

Felixstowe light switch on PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

Felixstowe light switch on PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: CHARLOTTE BOND

Felixstowe light switch on PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

Felixstowe light switch on PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: CHARLOTTE BOND

President Richard Woolnough and Organiser David Hedges. Felixstowe light switch on PICTURE: CHARLOT

President Richard Woolnough and Organiser David Hedges. Felixstowe light switch on PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: CHARLOTTE BOND

Felixstowe light switch on PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

Felixstowe light switch on PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: CHARLOTTE BOND

Willow and Isabelle. Felixstowe light switch on PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

Willow and Isabelle. Felixstowe light switch on PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: CHARLOTTE BOND

Harriet Carpenter and Harry Gallagher. Felixstowe light switch on PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

Harriet Carpenter and Harry Gallagher. Felixstowe light switch on PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

Phoebe Gallagher. Felixstowe light switch on PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

Phoebe Gallagher. Felixstowe light switch on PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: CHARLOTTE BOND

Eve, Nicolette, Dee and Gemma. Felixstowe light switch on PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

Eve, Nicolette, Dee and Gemma. Felixstowe light switch on PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: CHARLOTTE BOND

Felixstowe light switch on PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

Felixstowe light switch on PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: CHARLOTTE BOND

Vinny and Marnie. Felixstowe light switch on PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

Vinny and Marnie. Felixstowe light switch on PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

The Smalls family. Felixstowe light switch on PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

The Smalls family. Felixstowe light switch on PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: CHARLOTTE BOND

Felixstowe light switch on PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

Felixstowe light switch on PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: CHARLOTTE BOND

Felixstowe light switch on PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

Felixstowe light switch on PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: CHARLOTTE BOND

Felixstowe light switch on PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND

Felixstowe light switch on PICTURE: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: CHARLOTTE BOND


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