THOUSANDS turned up to Jubilee Square to witness the official launch of Christmas in Woking by TV celebrity Katie Price.
But probably the most popular face of all, Santa Claus himself, delighted the younger crowds when he also pitched up.
When she pressed the magic button, the town centre skies flickered into life in an plethora of
glittering twinkles , shimmers and sparkles, as the Christmas pine tree glistened in the night.
An unexpected flurry of ‘snow’ showered the crowds, culminating in a spectacular firework display and putting a triumphant topping on the festive feeling.
As well as Katie and Saint Nicholas taking centre stage, there were performances from different Summerscales Performing Arts groups, as well as from children’s favourite TV characters such as Peppa Pig, CBBC’s Swashbuckle, the team from Channel 5’s Milkshake! Live, and an assortment of familiar fictional faces.
Customer Experience Manager for Woking Shopping, Rowen De Grauw, said: “This event gets bigger and better each year with thousands of families coming to see the lights go on and join us to celebrate the festivities.
All in all it was a cracking launch to the Christmas season in Woking.