SLIDESHOW: Festive season has started in Hucknall at Christmas lights switch on

Crowds of people turned out to help mark the festive season when Hucknall’s Christmas lights were switched on.

Chairman of Ashfield District Council, Councillor Glenys Maxwell, led the Christmas Tree Light Switch-on and Countdown

There were 45 craft and food stalls located around Hucknall Market Place.

There were performances by local groups on stage in Market Place, Christmas carols were sung by Ashfield District Council Workplace Choir and Torkard Ensemble performed at the Central Methodist Church.

The Hucknall Christmas Tree Festival was held at the St Mary Magdalene Church and the John Godber Centre hosted an Indoor Christmas Fair and Market.

Santa and the Rotary sleigh also made an appearance just before the lights were switched on.