Reporter Jonathan White
The Crewe Christmas lights switch-on took place on Thursday 22nd November on the main square. The cast of Cinderella from this year's Lyceum Theatre (http://www.lyceumtheatre.net/) pantomime started the countdown and switched on the lights with Mayor of Crewe Peggy Martin at 6.30pm. The switch-on was immediately followed by a spectacular ten minute firework display by local company Blitz Fireworks (http://www.blitzfireworks.com/), with rockets launched from the roof of the Crewe Town Clock. There was also musical entertainment from Elvis Tribute Paul Larcombe (http://www.purepresley.com) and Tom Seals & his band (http://www.tomseals.co.uk/), along with a small funfair. Father Christmas also made an appearance. Despite the rain hundreds of local adults and children attended the event. The event also marked the start of late-night shopping in Crewe over the festive period.