18 pictures from Sunderland Christmas light switch on - can you spot yourself in the crowd
The countdown to the festive season got off with a bang as the Christmas lights were switched on in Sunderland.
Hundreds gathered in Keel Square to see the cast of Empire Theatre’s panto, Cinderella staring Gemma Naylor as the princess herself, and ITV’s Superstars finalist Jon Moses, who joined the city’s mayor, Councillor David Snowdon in pressing the button that lit up the city centre.
There was a variety of performances from Grangetown Primary School, Channy Thompson and Spark Drummers, alongside the panto cast, to entertain the crowd.
We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite moments from the night, can you spot yourself the crowd?