The lights are on!

Swindon joined the many town centres that turned on their Christmas lights at the weekend.

The star of this years event was X Factor runner-up Saara Aalto.

A sprinkling of fairytale magic was brought to the stage by X Factor runner-up Saara Aalto as she headlined the event along with the Best of Swindon 2017 winner Maisie Long and Voice Kids semi-finalist Lewis Blissett.

Fairytale Disney songs from Saara Aalto and Ben and Mel from Heart’s Breakfast Show took to the stage and helped count down to the switch on moment at 6pm

The event ended with a big bang too, as a Firework finale light up the skies above the crowds as the town centre became

illuminated with brand new Christmas lights.

Gallery: Pictures by Rachel Davis