Annie Fanny and fellow stars of the Scunthorpe pantomime added a touch of colour and humour to the Christmas lights switch-on ceremony 2018 in Brigg town centre last night (Friday, November 30).
On the stage in the Market Place they joined the Town Mayor and Mayoress of Brigg, Couns Donald and Tina Campbell; the Mayor of North Lincolnshire, Coun John Briggs, from the Isle of Axholme; Freeman of Brigg, Tom Glossop and Father Christmas prior to the switching on of this year's illuminations, arranged and funded by Brigg Town Council.
Annie and fellow panto performers told jokes and had a bit of fun with the assembled crowd while Santa threw sweets to younger members of the audience.
Some were invited up onto the stage to tell a few jokes of their own.
After the lights had come on at 5pm, visitors to the town centre were free to tour the many stalls on Brigg District Lions' Christmas Fair, visit the shops that stayed open late, and get a bite to eat at the outlet of their choice, with plenty on offer.
Earlier, and in line with long-standing tradition, the Town Mayor had welcomed VIP guests and invited them to sample refreshments arranged by Angel Suite manager Karen Deeley.
The main Christmas tree in the Market Place has been provided by Scawby's Nelthorpe Estate, with the fencing surround coming from Earnshaws in Brigg.
The Christmas lights throughout the town centre are now of the LED variety, using less 'juice' than the conventional type.
They will stay on well into the New Year.
Many communities across the UK have long since given up on providing Christmas lighting displays, but we are pleased to say that Brigg continues to do so.
PICTURED ABOVE: Annie Fanny entertaining the crowd at the Brigg Christmas lights switch-on 2018 in the Market Place.
|Young members of the audience enjoying the on-stage entertainment at the Brigg Christmas lights switch-on 2018|
|Choir members singing their hearts out at the Brigg Christmas lights switch-on 2018|
|Getting into the Christmas spirit with mulled wine at the Brigg Christmas lights switch-on 2018, Brigg Town cricketer and Brigg hockey player Phil Dewfall is more often seen with an after-match pint of lager in his hand!|