PICTURES: Hundreds of people enjoy Weston’s biggest ever Christmas lights switch on

Mayor Mark Canniford and guests switching on the Weston Christmas lights at the Italian Gardens in H

Mayor Mark Canniford and guests switching on the Weston Christmas lights at the Italian Gardens in High Street. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Father Christmas was busy in Weston town centre on Saturday night.

Father Christmas, Mayor Mark Canniford and guests switching on the Weston Christmas lights at the It

Father Christmas, Mayor Mark Canniford and guests switching on the Weston Christmas lights at the Italian Gardens in High Street. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

He switched on the town's biggest ever Christmas lights display at the Italian Gardens.

Weston Brass performed on the night and guests were warmed up with mulled wine and mince pies.

Father Christmas at the Weston Christmas lights switch on at the Italian Gardens in High Street.

Father Christmas at the Weston Christmas lights switch on at the Italian Gardens in High Street. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

The council invested in the decorations after a survey showed people would like better festive lights in the town centre.

This year there were more lights than ever before, with displays up in Orchard Street and new lights for The Blakehay Theatre and Weston Museum.

Weston Christmas lights in High Street. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston Christmas lights in High Street. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant


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Father Christmas will set up his grotto in the Sovereign Shopping Centre, in High Street, in the vacant unit near Parsons Bakery.

He will give out gifts from 10am-4pm on December 10-13 and 24, and from 10am-5pm from December 17-20.

Weston Christmas lights in High Street. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston Christmas lights in High Street. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

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Weston Christmas lights in High Street. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston Christmas lights in High Street. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Weston Christmas lights in High Street. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston Christmas lights in High Street. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

People enjoying the Weston Christmas lights switch on at the Italian Gardens in High Street. Pict

People enjoying the Weston Christmas lights switch on at the Italian Gardens in High Street. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Mince pies and mulled wine at the Weston Christmas lights switch on at the Italian Gardens in High S

Mince pies and mulled wine at the Weston Christmas lights switch on at the Italian Gardens in High Street. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Father Christmas and his family at the Weston Christmas lights switch on at the Italian Gardens in H

Father Christmas and his family at the Weston Christmas lights switch on at the Italian Gardens in High Street. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

People enjoying the Weston Christmas lights switch on at the Italian Gardens in High Street. Pict

People enjoying the Weston Christmas lights switch on at the Italian Gardens in High Street. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Weston Brass playing at the Weston Christmas lights switch on at the Italian Gardens in High Street.

Weston Brass playing at the Weston Christmas lights switch on at the Italian Gardens in High Street. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Weston Christmas lights in High Street. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston Christmas lights in High Street. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

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