VIDEO GALLERY: Christmas lights switch-on event

Crowds gathered in Skegness town centre yesterday (Thursday) evening for the Hildreds Shopping Centre’s Christmas lights switch-on event.

The celebrations included live reindeer pulling Santa Claus in a festive parade, the chance to visit Santa’s Grotto, and performances from the Lisa Jay Stage Institute, the Skegness Musical Theatre Company, and the Skegness Silver Band.

Barrie Hall, of Lincoln, with his mobility scooter turned Coca Cola truck.

Barrie Hall, of Lincoln, with his mobility scooter turned Coca Cola truck.

The Jolly Fisherman and characters from Beauty and The Beast were among the special guests.