PICTURE GALLERY: Doncaster Christmas lights switch on

Mayor Peter Davies, Alexandra Parker, Kieran Waite, eight, and Maisie Waite, six, both of Warmsworth, pull the lever to switch on the lights at the Christmas Light Switch-On, outside Frenchgate. Picture: Andrew Roe
Mayor Peter Davies, Alexandra Parker, Kieran Waite, eight, and Maisie Waite, six, both of Warmsworth, pull the lever to switch on the lights at the Christmas Light Switch-On, outside Frenchgate. Picture: Andrew Roe

THE countdown to Christmas in Doncaster has officially begun with the switching on of the town’s festive lights.

Hundreds of people of all ages descended on Clock Corner for the grand switch on which this year was performed by Warmsworth Primary School youngster Kieran White and Britain’s Got Talent competitor and electric violinist Alexandra Parker.

The pair joined mayor Peter Davies on stage for the switch on last night. Kieran was chosen after winning a competition encouraging parents to park safely near schools.

Other attractions included a Madonna tribute act, music and an appearance from the cast of this year’s pantomime Sleeping Beauty.