Hundreds of people braved the blustery conditions to watch the St Annes Christmas lights switch-on at the weekend.
Strong winds battered the Fylde coast on Saturday evening but there was no rain to dampen people’s spirits as carnival queen Hannah Jeffrey flicked the switch.
It was a good turnout, probably about 1,000 people in the crowdSt Annes Mayor Coun Vince Settle
Town mayor Vince Settle said: “We had a very nice lantern parade –there must have been about 40 lanterns.
“It was a good turnout, probably about 1,000 people in the crowd, which was very good for a windy afternoon.
“I’d say it was an excellent event.”
The crowds were also entertained by the cast of the Lowther Pavillion’s Christmas pantomime, who were at the switch-on.
The stars of Polka Dot’s production of Cinderella, which runs from December 10 until December 30, were among the attractions at the event. Coun Settle said: “They did a brilliant job.”
The event was organised by the town council, which took over the management and ownership of the town centre festive lights in 2014.
Coun Settle added: “It was very windy but at least it didn’t rain during the switch-on.”