The festive season got underway in Harrogate town centre today when the Christmas lights were switched on.
The lights are organised by Harrogate Business Improvement District, which is funded by a levy paid by town centre traders. The levy pays for initiatives that encourage more people to visit the town, such as the lights.
As with recent years, today’s switch-on was a low-key ‘soft’ event rather than a public occasion.
The BID said previously it decided to go down this route based on feedback from members, which suggested they would prefer the organisation to spend its budget in “more impactful ways”.
Below is a selection of images taken today.
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