Here's a look back at the festive fun in Wigan - can you see yourself in the crowd?
Fake snow showers on the crowd in 2011
An excited crowd at the Wigan Christmas lights switch on event, Market Place in 2003.
Wigan Rugby League's New Zealand brothers Tony and Kevin Iro switched on the town's Christmas lights in 1988.
Top pop band of the day, McFly, switch on the Wigan Christmas lights watched by the Mayor of Wigan, Coun. John Hilton, on a snowy Saturday night in November 2004.