10 great pictures from the Christmas lights switch-on in South Shields

Here's a slice of the magic from the Christmas lights switch-on in South Shields

Friday, 23rd November 2018, 12:45 pm
Updated Friday, 23rd November 2018, 1:00 pm
What a great night at the South Shields Christmas lights switch-on
The former X Factor duo performed an impressive hour-long set which really got the crowd going.
Never mind those people, look how cute I am!

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There's no show without Abi, who's become something of a switch-on tradition
Half of Jedward during their crowd-pleasing performance
The radio host, comic and actor was the compere for the evening, and had a wise choice of headgear for the bleak November night.
With all the music and entertainment, it's easy to forget why we're here. It's the switch-on of course! The cast the of Customs House pantomime, Beauty and the Beast, were also part of the entertainment for the evening.
They were loving it!
Compere Alfie Joey said she gets better and better every year.
Must be Christmas
The switch has been flicked, the lights are on, the countdown to Christmas has begun.