THE season to be jolly has taken off in Denbigh as Santa Claus came to town to celebrate its annual Christmas Lights switch-on.

The beginning of the festive period was marked on Vale Street on Friday night as it was decked out with festive lights and an excited crowd.

Denbigh Events Group (DEG), Denbigh's major events organiser, planned the event which took place from 10am to 8pm and saw Vale Street near Denbigh Library close between 5pm and 7pm whilst the switch--on took place.

Father Christmas travelled from the North Pole to turn on the lights alongside Catherine Jones, mayor of Denbigh and the Denbigh Musical Theatre Group.

Families had the chance to enjoy the food vendors, Christmas-themed stalls, live music, funfair rides as well as a circus and fire-eating display.

Earlier in the day, schoolchildren also showed off their singing voices with Christmas carols outside Denbigh Town Hall.

Video by Cledwyn Jones

Cllr Catherine Jones, mayor of Denbigh, who chairs the DEG, said: “The Christmas light switch was a huge success again this year. The atmosphere was amazing and the children's faces said it all.

"The finale of the evening was the fire display which was by Syrcus Cimera was outstanding.

"A huge thank you and well done to everyone involved."

The DEG is still asking people to take part in its shop window display, as well as its Denbigh Christmas card competition - the winner of which will be produced next year.

You can enter by dropping your card off at Denbigh Town Hall or Gifts Galore on Vale Street.

But for now, take a look through our selection of photos to see if you can spot any familiar faces!