VIDEO: Mickleover's first-ever Christmas lights switch-on is a big success
CROWDS gathered for the first-ever Mickleover Christmas lights switch-on last night.
Stars from Derby Live's pantomime Peter Pan entertained the crowds, and dame Able Mabel and Mike "Squeaky Clean" McClean sang songs and counted down.
After the switch-on, by local playwright Don Shaw, the Royal Derby Hospital's brass band serenaded the crowds with classic Christmas tunes.
Two-year-old Lewis Austen and his dad Richard came to see the lights.
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Mr Austen said: "It's a lovely atmosphere and it's great a really brilliant turn-out with people of all ages.
"Lewis seems to be enjoying it."
Cath Brannan and her two-year-old daughter, Evie, also came to see the big switch-on.
Cath said: "I think it's really nice to do community events like this in Mickleover. I know Spondon have a switch-on every year and it's great to be following in their footsteps."
Ben Everett, six, said: "I've had a lovely night."
His dad Richard said: "I grew up in Mickleover and it's really lovely to see so many people here. We're starting to feel very festive now!"
You can see video of the first day of rehearsals for
Peter Pan here: