Enjoy a feast of pictures from 2018 Houghton Feast's opening night
Organisers are billing it as The Greatest Show and who are we to argue on the strength of its first night?
Hundreds of spectators converged upon Houghton for the start of the annual Houghton Feast.
Singing, dancing and music accompanied the formal switch on of the event’s lights by the Mayor of Sunderland, Coun Lynda Scanlan, and her consort, Sunderland football legend Michael Horswill.
Why not click through the link above to see a gallery of pictures from Friday night?