Hundreds of people turned up to watch the Brighton Christmas Lights switch-on on East Street last Thursday, following performances from local groups and X Factor finalists.
Street performers and elves giving out free mints spread the Christmas cheer through the crowd, mixed with the Christmas jokes delivered from the Juice 107.2 radios breakfast presenters.
The event has been proudly accomplished year after year, following continuous support from Brilliant Brighton, a collective of 517 businesses in the heart of the city who pay for the lights to be lit. Domestic and General, one of Brighton’s biggest employers sponsored the whole event, confirming it will be free for everyone to attend as it always has been.
The family friendly display is known as the largest festive lighting display on the South Coast, attracting stars far and wide to be involved. This year saw a live performance from Kingsland Road, who have already released their first single Dirty Dancer in August after becoming a finalist on the 2013 X Factor. The boy-band then pushed the ‘plunger’ after the classic countdown from 10, confirming that once again, Brighton will be full of Christmas cheer every night-time in December.
By Robert Bone.