More than 7,000 people flocked to Sutton High Street for this year’s Christmas lights switch-on in the town centre.

The annual festive event, held on Saturday (November 24), had roller skating, stilt-walking performers, and a Santa parade welcoming Father Christmas into St Nicholas Shopping Centre.

There was even an “elf hunt” for people to take part in, hosted by elves in various high street retailers both big and small, with people in with a chance to win high street vouchers.

More than 190 people entered the competition and six lucky winners were announced.

Various local dance and choir acts took to the main stage – including Devonshire School, Grayes Dance Academy, Presto Performing Arts, Pure Vibez, and more.

That was before the headline act, street performers and 2009 Britain’s Got Talent finalists Flawless, got involved.

It was after their performance that they, alongside competition winners Imogen Greenfield, who is eight, and Tilly West, 15, switched on the lights with Mayor of Sutton Cllr Steve Cook.

Successful Sutton business improvement district, who organised the event, said: “So many visitors and business got involved this year that everyone truly felt immersed in the event.

“We are so pleased by the number of people who came along and visited so many of our local shops and business, now on to planning Christmas 2019!”