BBC Breakfast Host Louise Minchin turned on Hoole’s Christmas lights as hundreds packed the length and width of Faulkner Street to see the festive season begin with a resounding note last Saturday.
She was joined on stage by radio personality Gavin Matthews as people turned out in numbers to see the colourful spectacle.
Louise Minchin thanked the audience for “a great atmosphere”, and was relieved that she “didn’t break the lights”.
The lights show began at 4:30pm and included a performance by indie rock band, The Jigsaws, as wells as a rendition of Frozen’s ‘Let it Go’ by X Factor contestant Beth Hopper, which was an unsurprising hit as the community event picked up the pace.
The switch itself was thrown on at 6pm, and the massed crowds turned their heads skyward for the dazzling fireworks that lit up the night to signal the success of the set-piece event and marked the start of the Christmas season for Hoole.
Hoole Chester later tweeted: “Well done Hoole. Another great lights switch on. Here’s to a wonderful Christmas for all.”