GALLERY: Christmas event lights up the town

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Christmas has officially begun in Boston - with the town centre awash with lights and festivities last night.

The first Illuminate event in the town saw a precession of children carrying hand-made lanterns of various shapes and sizes.

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This will form part of the upcoming Mayflower 400 celebration in 2020 to mark the 400-year anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower.

This year’s Christmas switch-on saw its own Mayflower - albeit a scale model one - carried through the town as part of the precession organised by Transported Arts.

Crowds also enjoyed entertainment on stage, market stalls open until late and Santas grotto in Pescod Square.

For more on this see Wednesday’s Boston Standard newspaper.