VIDEO: Chichester’s Christmas lights celebration

Thousands gathered in Chichester city centre on Thursday evening (Nov 28) for Christmas carols and the switch-on of the Christmas lights.

It was an evening for all the family, with a visit from Santa, Christmas music, street entertainment, and a spectacular fireworks finale.

Chichester Cathedral lit up at the 2013 Christmas light switch-on 'PICTURE BY SAMANTHA EAGLE

Chichester Cathedral lit up at the 2013 Christmas light switch-on 'PICTURE BY SAMANTHA EAGLE

West Street and East Street were full to the brim, with revellers pouring into the city to get a glimpse of the festivities.

With carols on the cathedral green and the sparkling Christmas lights, it was a magical night.

We regret that technical issues delayed uploading of this video of the night.

For a picture spread and a full report on the night, see Thursday’s Observer (December 5).