PHOTOS: Warwick all lit up for Christmas

The moment the lights were switched on in Warwick
The moment the lights were switched on in Warwick
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Warwick will sparkle this Christmas after the annual Victorian-themed switch-on and the unveiling of a new canopy of thousands of lights in the town centre.

Hundreds turned out to enjoy the steam-powered carousel, ferret racing, traction engines, fire spinners, Victorian Market street entertainers and live music last Thursday evening.

Crowds gathered in Warwick recently, for the annual Victorian Evening and the Christmas Lights Switch On.''Pictured: Rita Bruce, Ron Bishop & Mary Wright NNL-151127-021629009

Crowds gathered in Warwick recently, for the annual Victorian Evening and the Christmas Lights Switch On.''Pictured: Rita Bruce, Ron Bishop & Mary Wright NNL-151127-021629009

On top of craft stalls, fairground organs and ghost stories from Victorian times, Santa’s Grotto welcomed children to get in the old-fashioned festive spirit.

A lantern procession from St Mary’s church brought visitors to Swan Street, Market Street and the Market Place for the celebrations and all-new light canopy.

Organisers have thanked everyone who came out to support them on the night, and said they were delighted with the response to the new light canopy, which will provide a ‘ceiling of stars’ over the town this December.

The night also saw the launch of St Mary’s church’s annual Christmas Tree Festival which takes votes for the rest of the week in hope of finding the town’s favourite decoration this year.

Crowds gathered in Warwick recently, for the annual Victorian Evening and the Christmas Lights Switch On.''Pictured: Warwick Square - GV NNL-151127-020419009

Crowds gathered in Warwick recently, for the annual Victorian Evening and the Christmas Lights Switch On.''Pictured: Warwick Square - GV NNL-151127-020419009

Crowds gathered in Warwick recently, for the annual Victorian Evening and the Christmas Lights Switch On.''Pictured: Joy Craddock, Sanita & Isabella Leite. NNL-151127-021312009

Crowds gathered in Warwick recently, for the annual Victorian Evening and the Christmas Lights Switch On.''Pictured: Joy Craddock, Sanita & Isabella Leite. NNL-151127-021312009

Crowds gathered in Warwick recently, for the annual Victorian Evening and the Christmas Lights Switch On.''Pictured: Moir Ferguson, Jill Weston & Mike Hariman (Save The Children). NNL-151127-021113009

Crowds gathered in Warwick recently, for the annual Victorian Evening and the Christmas Lights Switch On.''Pictured: Moir Ferguson, Jill Weston & Mike Hariman (Save The Children). NNL-151127-021113009

Crowds gathered in Warwick recently, for the annual Victorian Evening and the Christmas Lights Switch On.''Pictured: Tyler, Lewis & Bradley Smith and Lesley Kennedy (UHT @ Coventry & Warwickshire Hospital). NNL-151127-021020009

Crowds gathered in Warwick recently, for the annual Victorian Evening and the Christmas Lights Switch On.''Pictured: Tyler, Lewis & Bradley Smith and Lesley Kennedy (UHT @ Coventry & Warwickshire Hospital). NNL-151127-021020009

Crowds gathered in Warwick recently, for the annual Victorian Evening and the Christmas Lights Switch On. NNL-151127-020812009

Crowds gathered in Warwick recently, for the annual Victorian Evening and the Christmas Lights Switch On. NNL-151127-020812009

Crowds gathered in Warwick recently, for the annual Victorian Evening and the Christmas Lights Switch On.''Pictured: Rock Choir NNL-151127-020137009

Crowds gathered in Warwick recently, for the annual Victorian Evening and the Christmas Lights Switch On.''Pictured: Rock Choir NNL-151127-020137009

Crowds gathered in Warwick recently, for the annual Victorian Evening and the Christmas Lights Switch On.''Pictured: Sue Poulloin, Lindsey Langley & Pam Hinks (7th Warwick Woodloes Scouts). NNL-151127-022709009

Crowds gathered in Warwick recently, for the annual Victorian Evening and the Christmas Lights Switch On.''Pictured: Sue Poulloin, Lindsey Langley & Pam Hinks (7th Warwick Woodloes Scouts). NNL-151127-022709009

Crowds gathered in Warwick recently, for the annual Victorian Evening and the Christmas Lights Switch On.''Pictured: Kim Harrison (Blue Box Jewellery) NNL-151127-022251009

Crowds gathered in Warwick recently, for the annual Victorian Evening and the Christmas Lights Switch On.''Pictured: Kim Harrison (Blue Box Jewellery) NNL-151127-022251009

Crowds gathered in Warwick recently, for the annual Victorian Evening and the Christmas Lights Switch On.''Pictured: Susan Randell, Nicci Selby, Jane Archer, Anita Metcalfe, Julie Newman, Nicola Hill & Jenn Randell (Love Handmade Fairs). NNL-151127-022229009

Crowds gathered in Warwick recently, for the annual Victorian Evening and the Christmas Lights Switch On.''Pictured: Susan Randell, Nicci Selby, Jane Archer, Anita Metcalfe, Julie Newman, Nicola Hill & Jenn Randell (Love Handmade Fairs). NNL-151127-022229009