Watch as the Christmas lights are turned on in Worksop

Festive Worksop residents have branded this year’s Worksop light switch on the “best year ever” as they were entertained by “spectacular fireworks” and live music.

The evening got off to a start with fairground rides and food stalls at the top of Bridge Street and extra stalls selling Christmas gifts.

Worksop Christmas lights switched on.'The crowds are treated to a spectacular firework display after the lights were switched on.

Worksop Christmas lights switched on.'The crowds are treated to a spectacular firework display after the lights were switched on.

And despite the cold weather residents said they had a “fab” time.

Daniel Hancock, who attended praised the event, he said: “It was absolutely amazing the fireworks were spectacular, it gets better year by year.”

Jharna Kishore Kella, who also attended said: “It was fantastic....it was so freezing but still had a great fun time.”

There was also entertainment by The Automatic Fishcake, rapper Koda, The Burrows, Voices of the Vale and singer Connie Emery, the 2018 winner of Worksop’s Got Talent on the main stage on the Market Square outside the Savoy Cinema.

There was also performances from Sir Edmund Hilary School Choir and Redlands School Choir.

The Christmas lights were switched on at 5.30pm on Saturday, November 24, following carols played by Worksop Miners’ Welfare Brass Band and the Christmas Blessing by Canon Spicer from Worksop Priory.

The switch on was followed by a “fantastic” firework display.