VIDEO AND PICTURES: Record crowds attend as Peter Andre switches on Springfields Christmas lights
Springfields Outlet attracted record numbers of visitors on Thursday to its 14th annual Christmas Lights Switch On event.
Singer, songwriter and TV presenter Peter Andre joined Heart FM’s breakfast presenters Kev and Ros and Father Christmas on stage to perform the switching on of the lights.
The crowds enjoyed free entertainment throughout the evening, including performances from the Holbeach Town Band and the local St Paul’s Community Primary School Choir.
Hundreds of lucky fans were then able to meet Peter Andre for selfies and autographs.
Springfields retail director Simon Stone said: “Yesterday, we saw our highest daily footfall to the centre for three years and a record breaking 6,000 visitors after 6pm, an increase of over 30 per cent on last year’s event.
"The recent additions of Joules, White Stuff and The Cosmetic Company bolstered the reason to come and we have more exciting openings in the pipeline.’’
The Switch On event kick started Springfields Outlet’s winter season: Next Thursday sees the annual Firework and Music extravaganza, this year celebrating 100 years of the Royal Air Force. A limited number of early bird tickets are available online, saving up to 25 per cent.
Christmas late night shopping begins on Monday, November 19 with all stores open every weeknight to 9pm right up to Friday, December 21.