Crowds watch Chichester’s lights switch on

Actor Simon Callow joins the Mayor, Councillor Tony French to switch on Chichester's Christmas lights.''C111864-2 Chi Lights Photo Louise Adams
Actor Simon Callow joins the Mayor, Councillor Tony French to switch on Chichester's Christmas lights.''C111864-2 Chi Lights Photo Louise Adams

Thousands of people packed into Chichester on Saturday as the city’s new Christmas lights were illuminated.

The city missed out on having any lights last year because of funding problems, but the new display was worth the wait for the hordes of visitors.

Actor Simon Callow had the honour of switching the lights on, which was followed by a spectacular fireworks display above the Cathedral.

The crowds were far more than organisers expected, which has led to several complaints being made about crowd control.

What was your experience of Saturday’s event? Call on 01243 534158, or email greg.miles@chiobserver.co.uk.