The lights switch on and fireworks launched by Councillor Diane Yates Mayor of Crewe and two special guests – Jade and Millie(2)

Families young and old packed in to Crewe town centre for the annual Christmas lights switch on.

Entertainment on the Market Square included music from, Ruskin High School Choir and Ruskin High School Dance Team.

It also featured Jay Adkins – magician and illusionist, a fire performer, singer Thomas Teago and music from a Zoo DJ.

Silk 106.9 helped to compere the event.

There were activities for children and families with a Santa’s Grotto, face painting, Christmas characters, and a mini-funfair.

Crewe Cosmopolitan Food Festival 2017 @ Christmas added a festive flavour to Market Street and Queensway with numerous food and speciality stalls.

Several shops in The Market Centre and throughout town stayed open late, many with Black Friday bargains on offer.

Laura Smith, Labour MP for Crewe and Nantwich, and Councillor Diane Yates, Mayor of Crewe, thanked everyone for attending the event and supporting the town.

Laura Smith Labour MP for Crewe and Nantwich thanks everyone for attending the event

Following a countdown the lights were switched on at 7pm by Cllr Yates and two special guests – Jade and Millie.

The switch on was followed by a spectacular firework display by local company Blitz Fireworks.

DJ Tony from Zoo kept the crowd in an upbeat mood by playing several classic dance music tunes.

The event was organised by Crewe Town Council in partnership with Silk 106.9 and was enjoyed by thousands of people.

For information relating to future events in Crewe visit

(Pics and words by Jonathan White)

Councillor Diane Yates Mayor of Crewe welcomes the crowd

Singer Thomas Teago performs on the stage

The Grinch tries to switch on the lights and launch the fireworks before the countdown

Silk 106.9 compere gives the crowd some snow from a snow machine

Fire performer, switch on

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