Burslem’s festivities were kicked off with a bang as Father Christmas came to light up the town.
The children of St Nathaniel’s Primary School sang Christmas carols as the crowd proudly watched.
A medley of Christmas classics were played by the DJ’s of Six Towns Radio, including “All I Want for Christmas is you” and “I Wish it Could be Christmas Everyday”.
Santa appeared on stage accompanied by his elves to the delight of the children before beginning the countdown to the Christmas lights switch on.
Father Christmas then turned on the lights before singing “Frosty the Snowman” and “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” as the crowd enjoyed the fair and the stalls at the event.
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(Additional reporting by Philip Cullinane)