Thursday December 6th 2012 00:01

Christmas in Cirencester 2012 - Lights Switch on!

As dusk fell, the scene was set for the switching on of the Christmas lights:

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This year the lights were switched on by the Fabulous Baker Brothers, who signed their latest book at Octavia's Bookshop:

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The Roving Crows performed a superb set, well worth a listen.

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The music was performed to the back drop of some huge dancing shadows:

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Local singer Abbie Lea sang some festive songs to ready the crowd for the main event:

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The boys worked the crowd giving some festive baking tips:

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They pressed the Big Red Button and the lights came on!

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The crowds this year were the largest yet:

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There range of goods on offer this year is superb:

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The mulled wine is excellent:

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The burgers and pork rolls are delicious (I've been back a number of times):

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I was glad that these guys are back, not only did they help with my (non-existent) French, they also sell the most amazing Secateurs and pruning tools:

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These things are remarkable; they effortlessly cut through wood that you'd normally need to saw through. Amazing.

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The mulled cider is excellent. You can buy a flagon of mulled cider. "Flagon" is a very satisfying word.

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Kat B - Friday 7th December 2012 at 20:43:38

I too enjoy the word flagon.
Fantastic pictures of the singers. Ill bet the hot pork rolls alone were worth being out in the cold :)

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