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

There are always a lot of happy faces when Christmas comes to town.

Friday, 23rd November 2018, 11:55 am
Updated Friday, 23rd November 2018, 11:59 am
Crowds were out in force for the South Shields Christmas lights switch-on

Here are 10 pictures from the crowds at the South Shields Christmas lights switch-on:

Thankfully the feared downpour held off, but it was still a cold, dismal night - yet it didn't dampen any spirits at the switch-on.
Lights penetrated the darkness on the cold November night

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And we just love those antlers!
Look at his little face
The crowds were treated to a great show last night, with Jedward putting on an impressive performance
No better place in a crowd than on a grown-up's shoulders
Another shoulder-rider in the crowds
Plenty of picture opportunities - always good social media fodder
That's right, there are two members of Jedward
The bright lights of the switch-on cut through the November darkness