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Santa arrived on floating sleigh at town's Christmas light switch-on

PUBLISHED: 13:31 03 December 2019 | UPDATED: 13:40 03 December 2019

Santa and his reindeer on the river for Thetford's Winter Wonderland 2019. Photo: Paul Norris

Santa and his reindeer on the river for Thetford's Winter Wonderland 2019. Photo: Paul Norris

Paul Norris

Families looked to the water as Santa, his reindeer and little helpers arrived on a floating sleigh at a town's Christmas light switch on.

Drone shot with model village effect taken above Thetford's Winter Wonderland. Photo: Neil James Drone Photos & VideosDrone shot with model village effect taken above Thetford's Winter Wonderland. Photo: Neil James Drone Photos & Videos

The Thetford community were treated to a weekend of festivities as the town held its Christmas light switch-on event.

The celebrations kicked off on at 3.30pm on Friday, November 29, when Santa, his reindeer and little helpers all arrived on the river.

The streets were packed as the community came together to enjoy Larry Gray's funfair, festive stalls, Santa's grotto, story telling, entertainment from Zac FM and live music On The Green where they played Disney classics.

Brenda Canham, Mayor of Thetford, said: "Many people in the town have said what a great time their children had.

Santa with his reindeer and little helpers on the river for Thetford's Winter Wonderland 2019. Photo: Paul NorrisSanta with his reindeer and little helpers on the river for Thetford's Winter Wonderland 2019. Photo: Paul Norris

"On Saturday Santa's grotto was open again and the bell hotel opened its doors to a Christmas craft fair and we finished off on Sunday with a Santa 5k run from the town square.

"Many thanks must go to all those that volunteered including the Grinch who, by the end of the evening, had been persuaded to love Christmas."

Santa with his reindeer and little helpers on the river for Thetford's Winter Wonderland 2019. Photo: Paul NorrisSanta with his reindeer and little helpers on the river for Thetford's Winter Wonderland 2019. Photo: Paul Norris

Scenes from Thetford's Winter Wonderland 2019. Photo: Joe CunnellScenes from Thetford's Winter Wonderland 2019. Photo: Joe Cunnell

Scenes from Thetford's Winter Wonderland 2019. Photo: Joe CunnellScenes from Thetford's Winter Wonderland 2019. Photo: Joe Cunnell

Santa and his reindeer on the river for Thetford's Winter Wonderland 2019. Photo: Paul NorrisSanta and his reindeer on the river for Thetford's Winter Wonderland 2019. Photo: Paul Norris

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