PICTURE SPECIAL: Rugby Christmas lights switch-on 2015

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Thousands of people packed into Rugby town centre on Sunday to see the Christmas lights being switched on.

The town centre was filled with festive cheer yesterday as 80s pop singer Paul Young, Father Christmas, Rugby FM’s Jason Moss and the Mayor of Rugby, Cllr Richard Dodd turned on the Christmas lights.

The action packed day began at 11am with fun for all the family through until 5pm with a funfair, food market, entertainment, Father Christmas, tribute bands and a fireworks display.

Paul Young, famous for such hit singles as “Love of the Common People”, “Wherever I Lay My Hat” and “Come Back and Stay”, was the star guest at the event.

More than 5,000 people were expected to attend the event.