Let there be lights!

Thousands of Wiganers turned out for the Christmas lights switch on in Market Place.

Thursday, 17th November 2016, 6:54 pm
Updated Friday, 18th November 2016, 12:22 pm
Wigan Christmas lights

Braving the cold, the enthusiastic crowd watched as Wigan legend Billy Boston flicked the switch at 7.15pm to light up the town centre.Britain's Got Talent's Henry Gallagher and X-Factor's Olive Garcia wowed the crowds along with a number of other acts and headliners Stooshe.One happy teenager said: "It was great. It's getting better every year. Stooshe were fantastic and I liked Olivia too."Proceedings got underway just after 4pm with Luke Marsden and Lucy Hilton from Wish FM warming up the crowd and the numbers swelled as the evening progressed.If you didn't make it to the switch on, head over to our Facebook page and watch our FB Live videos of the event - http://www.facebook.com/wigan.today

A singer from Stooshe at the Wigan Christmas lights switch on
The crowd at the Wigan Christmas lights switch on

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A singer from Stooshe at the Wigan Christmas lights switch on
The crowd at the Wigan Christmas lights switch on