20 pictures that capture the magic of Harrogate's Christmas lights switch-on

It kickstarts Christmas for many - Harrogate’s big festive lights switch-on took place in the town centre last night, serving up its usual extravaganza of live music, entertainment and special guests.

Friday, 15th November 2019, 10:41 am
Updated Friday, 15th November 2019, 10:42 am
Crowds gather at the Christmas lights switch-on.

Here are 20 of the best pictures taken at the event by Harrogate Advertiser photographer Gerard Binks.

Picture: Gerard Binks.
Picture: Gerard Binks.

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Picture: Gerard Binks.
Picture: Gerard Binks.
Picture: Gerard Binks.
The Mayor of the Borough of Harrogate, Coun Stuart Martin, switches on the Christmas lights with Father Christmas.
Picture: Gerard Binks.
Picture: Gerard Binks.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Harrogate, Stuart and April Martin, with Stray FM presenters and organiser John Fox.
The Fat Badger team serve up free hot chocolate.
Picture: Gerard Binks.
Picture: Gerard Binks.
Picture: Gerard Binks/
Picture: Gerard Binks.
Harrogate at Christmas Chairman John Fox.
Picture: Gerard Binks.
Picture: Gerard Binks.
Picture: Gerard Binks.
Picture: Gerard Binks.
Picture: Gerard Binks.