VIDEO: Festive sparkle as Christmas lights are switched on in Bognor Regis

HUNDREDS of spectators packed the Bognor Regis shopping precinct to see its Christmas lights come to life.

The biggest turnout in years thronged London Road’s junction with the High Street to watch Robin Hood fire a laser from his bow and arrow to light up the 15 displays all at once on Saturday, November 23.

Reindeer, a Santa’s Grotto, entertainment and stalls also kept the crowds entertained throughout the day.

For a full report and pictures see the Bognor Regis Observer on sale Thursday, November 28.

Some familiar faces make an appearance in Bognor Regis. Picture by Kate Shemilt C131592-1

Some familiar faces make an appearance in Bognor Regis. Picture by Kate Shemilt C131592-1

C131592-3 Bog Nov28 Grotto  phot kate''London Pink Hackett, two meeting a snowman.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C13192-3

C131592-3 Bog Nov28 Grotto phot kate''London Pink Hackett, two meeting a snowman.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C13192-3

C131593-2 Bog Nov23 Reindeer  phot kate''Ayrial Munn, five, with Tinsel.Picture by Kate Shemit.C131593-2

C131593-2 Bog Nov23 Reindeer phot kate''Ayrial Munn, five, with Tinsel.Picture by Kate Shemit.C131593-2

The crowds turn up for light switch on''Picture by Louise Adams C131596-4 Bog Nov28 Switchon

The crowds turn up for light switch on''Picture by Louise Adams C131596-4 Bog Nov28 Switchon

Children await the arrival of Santa''Picture by Louise Adams C131596-2 Bog Nov28 Switchon

Children await the arrival of Santa''Picture by Louise Adams C131596-2 Bog Nov28 Switchon

Robin Hood,  Marion and the Sheriff of Nottingham sing songs at the evening event''Picture by Louise Adams C131596-3 Bog Nov28 Switchon

Robin Hood, Marion and the Sheriff of Nottingham sing songs at the evening event''Picture by Louise Adams C131596-3 Bog Nov28 Switchon

Bognor Regis town mayor Paul Wells joined by Santa and his Fairy of the Light at the switch on.''Picture by Louise Adams C131596-3 Bog Nov28 Switchon

Bognor Regis town mayor Paul Wells joined by Santa and his Fairy of the Light at the switch on.''Picture by Louise Adams C131596-3 Bog Nov28 Switchon

C131593-1 Bog Nov23 Reindeer  phot kate''Paige Hone, three and her mother Jade meeting Buddy the young Reindeer.Picture by Kate Shemitl.C131593-1

C131593-1 Bog Nov23 Reindeer phot kate''Paige Hone, three and her mother Jade meeting Buddy the young Reindeer.Picture by Kate Shemitl.C131593-1