High Wycombe town centre was packed with people both young and old this evening, Thursday 20th November 2014, all eager to watch the switching on of the 2014 Christmas lights in the town centre.
Just after 6.45pm the town centre lights were turned on from a stage in Frogmoor with the help of Sid and Scrat from Ice Age. The crowd cheered as the lights came on signalling that Christmas is on its way to High Wycombe.
Also on stage to oversee the switching on of the lights were the Mayor of High Wycombe, Councillor Khalil Ahmed, the Chairman of Wycombe District Council, Cllr Mrs Lesley Clarke OBE and Bodger the mascot of Wycombe Wanderers football club.
Many shops opened late into the evening, fairground rides lined the High Street and Frogmoor while food stalls filled Church Street.
Wycombe’s Guild Hall formed the backdrop to the festivities in the High Street as hundreds of parents and children enjoyed themselves on the fairground rides.
A band of drummers was particularly liked by the crowd on the main stage in Frogmoor.
Dancers entertained the gathered crows with energetic displays accompanied by music.
Presenters from Wycombe Sound radio station took to the main stage between acts (picture below).
The party went on well into the night once the lights had been switched on. The trees surrounding Frogmoor were illuminated with lights together with a large Christmas tree.
Prior to the lights being switched on the crowd was treated to live music, singing, dancing and a special appearance from the presenters from Wycombe Sound radio station.
Delivered by the HWBIDCo in partnership with Wycombe District Council, this years Christmas lights switch on was the best yet with an estimated thousand or more people visiting the town centre to watch the event.