PICTURE SPECIAL: Cinderella and Prince Charming switch on Hastings Xmas lights

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People turned out in their hundred to see the stars of the this year’s pantomime switch on Hastings’ Christmas lights last night (Thursday, November 19).

Daisy Steere who plays Cinderella and Prince Charming Ben McMillan kicked off the town’s festive celebrations at Priory Meadow.

Christmas lights switch-on at Priory Meadow. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-151120-122659001

Christmas lights switch-on at Priory Meadow. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-151120-122659001

Arrow FM’s Roadshow helped entertain the visitors who also enjoyed a firework display after the decorations came to life.

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The popular Christmas lights on St Helens Park Drive will be switched on at 6.30pm on Friday, November 27.

For more information on all the festive celebrations around 1066 country, check out the Observer Christmas supplement in today’s paper (November 20).

To find out more about this year’s pantomime at the White Rock Theatre visit: www.whiterocktheatre.org.uk.

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Christmas lights switch-on at Priory Meadow. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-151120-122710001

Christmas lights switch-on at Priory Meadow. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-151120-122710001

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Christmas lights switch-on at Priory Meadow. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-151120-122435001

Christmas lights switch-on at Priory Meadow. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-151120-122435001

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Christmas lights switch-on at Priory Meadow. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-151120-122446001

Christmas lights switch-on at Priory Meadow. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-151120-122446001

Christmas lights switch-on at Priory Meadow. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-151120-122422001

Christmas lights switch-on at Priory Meadow. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-151120-122422001

Christmas lights switch-on at Priory Meadow. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-151120-122412001

Christmas lights switch-on at Priory Meadow. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-151120-122412001

Christmas lights switch-on at Priory Meadow. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-151120-122333001

Christmas lights switch-on at Priory Meadow. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-151120-122333001

Christmas lights switch-on at Priory Meadow. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-151120-122400001

Christmas lights switch-on at Priory Meadow. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-151120-122400001

Christmas lights switch-on at Priory Meadow. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-151120-122532001

Christmas lights switch-on at Priory Meadow. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-151120-122532001