Picture special: Sam Bailey turns on Aylesbury Christmas lights

Aylesbury Christmas Lights switch on - pictured is Sam Bailey
Aylesbury Christmas Lights switch on - pictured is Sam Bailey

X Factor winner Sam Bailey turned on Aylesbury’s Christmas lights last night in front of a packed Market Square crowd.

And as our pictures show, there was plenty of fun to be had during the evening, which was hosted by Mix 96.

Aylesbury Christmas Lights switch on

Aylesbury Christmas Lights switch on

The Christmas light switch-on also marks the start of the late night shopping on Thursdays, combined with free car parking throughout the town (including Friars Square, Exchange Street and the new Waterside North car park) on those evenings too.

Sam Bailey is starring in this year’s Waterside panto, Dick Whittington.

Aylesbury Christmas Lights switch on - pictured is Steph Evans

Aylesbury Christmas Lights switch on - pictured is Steph Evans

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Aylesbury Christmas Lights switch on - pictured switching on the lights are Sam Bailey, Jenny Bloom - AVDC chairman and     mayor Alison Harrison PNL-151120-093758009

Aylesbury Christmas Lights switch on - pictured switching on the lights are Sam Bailey, Jenny Bloom - AVDC chairman and mayor Alison Harrison PNL-151120-093758009

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Aylesbury Christmas Lights switch on - pictured are the Castielli School of Dance PNL-151120-093313009

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