Last night saw the annual Croydon Christmas light switch-on, this year with star guest, Pop Idol finalist, Gareth Gates. Hundreds braved the wind and wet to join in the festive fun with ice queens, elves and even an appearance from Santa himself. Gareth was joined by fellow performers from this year’s Fairfield Halls’ Christmas pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which runs until 4th January. Street performers, choirs and bands all made for a full afternoon of fun leading up to the big switch-on and dazzling pyrotechnic display from the top of Centrale shopping centre.
A great way to kick off the festive season, advent calendars at the ready!