Santa joins Christmas lights switch on in Muswell Hill

Christmas lights switch on in Muswell Hill on 20.11.21

Mayor of Haringey Cllr Adam Jogee switches on the lights on the Christmas Tree in St James Square. Pictured with Cllr Ruth Gordon, Cllr Pippa Connor, local traders, Santa, Elf and children who attended the event. - Credit: Polly Hancock

Muswell Hill was brimming with festive song and spirit on Saturday as the Christmas lights were switched on in St James Square.

Highgate and Muswell Hill's North London Brass band provided musical entertainment ahead of the switch-on, and Pop Choir sang classic Christmas pop songs like Step Into Christmas and also a version of the Leonard Cohen song Hallelujah.

 North London Brass, Highgate and Muswell Hill branch got the party started with a set of Christmas classics

North London Brass, Highgate and Muswell Hill branch got the party started with a set of Christmas classics - Credit: Polly Hancock

Santa's Grotto set up opposite The Everyman cinema. First time of meeting Santa for Georgia (4) and Ava (5)

Santa's Grotto set up opposite The Everyman cinema. First time of meeting Santa for Georgia (4) and Ava (5) - Credit: Polly Hancock

Mayor of Haringey Cllr Adam Jogee switches on the lights on the Christmas Tree in St James Square

Mayor of Haringey Cllr Adam Jogee switches on the lights on the Christmas Tree in St James Square - Credit: Polly Hancock

While the music rang out, a steady stream of children queued for Santa's grotto which was in a hut outside The Everyman cinema in Fortis Green Road.

By sunset, the pavement was packed for the switch-on.

Mayor Adam Jogee turned on the lights, joined by Councillors Ruth Gordon and Pippa Connor.

More singing followed.

Pop Choir sing and dance their way through a set of Christmas classics

Pop Choir sing and dance their way through a set of Christmas classics - Credit: Polly Hancock

Muswell Hill was filled with music and Christmas cheer at the lights switch on

Muswell Hill was filled with music and Christmas cheer at the lights switch on - Credit: Polly Hancock

North London Brass, Highgate and Muswell Hil

The festivities took place on November 20 from about 3-5pm - Credit: Polly Hancock

 Mayor of Haringey Cllr Adam Jogee with Cllr Ruth Gordon, Cllr Pippa Connor, local traders, Santa, and Elf

Mayor of Haringey Cllr Adam Jogee with Cllr Ruth Gordon, Cllr Pippa Connor, local traders, Santa, and Elf - Credit: Polly Hancock

The annual events marks the official start of the Christmas season in Muswell Hill

The annual events marks the official start of the Christmas season in Muswell Hill - Credit: Polly Hancock

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