Lighting up Brighton for Christmas

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Brighton city centre sparkles spectacularly as this year’s Christmas lights are turned on.

Large festive crowds gathered in East Street to see the traditional ceremony, hosted by Juice FM’s Foxy and Dan Gasser.

Spectators at the event last night (November 15) were treated to a Latin flavoured evening with the Silver Sounds Samba Band, the Ole Ole Flamenco Dancers, the Juicy Dance Crew and Brighton Theatre Workshop Youth Voice Choir.

Santa Claus even took time out from his busy Christmas schedule to appear onstage with his trusted elves.

The lights were paid for by the businesses of Brilliant Brighton and feature new, super-bright LED bulbs.

The evening was in support of the Rockinghorse Appeal and The Argus Appeal.

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7:42pm Fri 16 Nov 12

wole says...

It looks as though the council have pushed the boat it this year and spent all of £10. But I must admit they are saving for yet more cycle lanes.
It looks as though the council have pushed the boat it this year and spent all of £10. But I must admit they are saving for yet more cycle lanes. wole

7:53pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Maxwell's Ghost says...

I'm surprised the Greens haven't banned Christmas lights and that Ben Duncan is not stood with a megaphone denouncing a celebration of faith.
Boo hiss.
I'm surprised the Greens haven't banned Christmas lights and that Ben Duncan is not stood with a megaphone denouncing a celebration of faith. Boo hiss. Maxwell's Ghost

9:31pm Fri 16 Nov 12

gnarlychaos says...

And in what year was this bag of crap stashed in the attic.
Looks total crap.
Probably spent a small fortune though.
And in what year was this bag of crap stashed in the attic. Looks total crap. Probably spent a small fortune though. gnarlychaos

11:56pm Fri 16 Nov 12

mustaphaLeeko says...

wole wrote:
It looks as though the council have pushed the boat it this year and spent all of £10. But I must admit they are saving for yet more cycle lanes.
They didn't pay for it, as it says in the story, businesses did!

Anyone else fed up with the dreadful 30 sec adverts you are forced (although I just don't bother looking at the vids anymore on here) to endure to get to some rubbishy video footage?

Sort it out Argus, we have NO interest in these ads.
[quote][p][bold]wole[/bold] wrote: It looks as though the council have pushed the boat it this year and spent all of £10. But I must admit they are saving for yet more cycle lanes.[/p][/quote]They didn't pay for it, as it says in the story, businesses did! Anyone else fed up with the dreadful 30 sec adverts you are forced (although I just don't bother looking at the vids anymore on here) to endure to get to some rubbishy video footage? Sort it out Argus, we have NO interest in these ads. mustaphaLeeko

12:31am Sat 17 Nov 12

leobrighton says...

Noticed the decs tonight as I walked through town. Looked nice, and well done to the businesses for getting together and funding them hope it pays off.
Noticed the decs tonight as I walked through town. Looked nice, and well done to the businesses for getting together and funding them hope it pays off. leobrighton

12:30pm Sat 17 Nov 12

Dealing with idiots says...

I thought we were supposed to be Brighton and Hove. If that is the case, then why do the xmas lights in Western Rd stop at the junction with Montpellier Rd. Businesses beyond the boundary pay their business rates and outrageous parking permits just like those in Brighton but they get kcuf all.
I thought we were supposed to be Brighton and Hove. If that is the case, then why do the xmas lights in Western Rd stop at the junction with Montpellier Rd. Businesses beyond the boundary pay their business rates and outrageous parking permits just like those in Brighton but they get kcuf all. Dealing with idiots

8:30pm Sat 17 Nov 12

guitarmanzz says...

its only November for gods sake lets do christmas lights and all that in December where it belongs...bah humbug!!!
its only November for gods sake lets do christmas lights and all that in December where it belongs...bah humbug!!! guitarmanzz

8:31pm Sat 17 Nov 12

guitarmanzz says...

its only November for gods sake lets do christmas lights and all that in December where it belongs...bah humbug!!!
its only November for gods sake lets do christmas lights and all that in December where it belongs...bah humbug!!! guitarmanzz

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