THOUSANDS of people poured into Taunton town centre yesteday (November 18) ahead of the Christmas lights switch-on.

Taunton Town Centre Company planned the day's events which included bouncy castles, stalls, funfairs and street entertainment.

Taunton Academy Choir sang Christmas songs and band duo 'The Nameless Girls' performed on the Make Taunton Sparkle stage next to Market House.

In the build up to the switch-on, dance group Elementz - Dance Troupe performed and band Graffiti sang a cover set of well known songs.

Marcus Trescothick and Debbie Criddle turned this year's lights on and the Apple and Parrot pub in Taunton hosted an after party for people to continue the day's entertainment.

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