Who can you spot in these pictures from Christmas light switch on events from more than 20 years ago?
Who can you spot in these pictures from Christmas light switch on events from more than 20 years ago?

Sheffield Christmas lights switch-on events from down the years - are you a face in the crowd?

Christmas is going to be a bit different this year but that doesn’t mean we can’t get into the festive spirit and look back at past light switch on events.

Tuesday, 17th November 2020, 12:30 pm
Updated Monday, 23rd November 2020, 2:10 pm

Councillor Mary Lea, cabinet member for Culture, Parks and Leisure at Sheffield City Council, confirmed both Out of This World and the big Christmas Light Switch-on have been cancelled for 2020, while the Fargate Christmas Market will also not return this year.

So to cheer you all up we have dug out some pictures from our archive going all the way back to 1999 – whose faces can you spot in these pictures showcasing light switch ons from the late 90s and early 00s?

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