The countdown to Christmas has well and truly begun in the Bradford District, with many of our towns turning on their Christmas lights over the past few weeks.
In Ilkley, a Christmas market ran alongside the light switch on, which this year was performed by Santa himself at the bandstand whilst visitors enjoyed carols.
Shipley welcomed the Q20 street theatre to town on Saturday as the festivities drew huge crowds and packed the pavements.
In Skipton the annual Skipton Craven Rotary Club’s Santa Fun Run took place before the light switch on. Two special guests took part this year, Wendy Lawson and fiancé Alex Griffin, dressed in green Santas outfits, they took time out of the race to get married (!) before rejoining the runners to complete the course – what a day!