PICTURE GALLERY – Alfreton Christmas Lights Switch On 2023 – Part 1

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Sat 25th November 2023

Well, what a day it’s been for Alfreton with the 2023 Christmas Lights Switch On Event taking place.
Hats off to all those involved who made it what it was, from the main organisers of Alfreton Town Council to the school choirs who helped everyone get into the festive spirit with their lovely Christmas songs; from all the traders and organisations which hosted the multitude of stalls and stands at Alfreton House as well as all those at the Genesis Centre and the Indoor Market too.
And hats off also to all the fabulous street entertainers and the fair ground providers, as well as all those who came out and braved the rather chilly weather to enjoy the festivities.
And let’s not forget the big man himself – Father Christmas – who not only spent hours in his special grottos across the town but also carried out the big count down and the official switch on of the festive lights with the help of Alfreton Town Mayor Hannah Jowett-Frost, with the further assistance of two Elves as well as youngsters from Copthorne Infant School.

Here we have just some of the photos which our Editor Belinda took during today’s festivities in Alfreton.
We will be sharing more picture galleries from the Yuletide extravaganza over the next few days here on the Spirit of Alfreton website.

Did you attend today’s event? Please share your photos and thoughts about the celebrations either by uploading them direct to the website here or by emailing editor@spiritof.uk