THE countdown to Christmas has now officially begun in Rugby.
Eamon Donnison, seven, who battled leukaemia, was the star guest at the Rugby light switch on yesterday (Sunday).
At 5pm Eamon went on stage to push the button and light up Rugby for Christmas, followed by fireworks.
Hundreds of people attended the festive event yesterday where Bilton Junior School were crowned the winner of Choir Idol for 2012.
Other entertainment included a fun fair, hog roast, carols, dance performances, music and a visit from Father Christmas.
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