The Christmas Festival of Lights brought holiday cheer to a packed John Mackintosh Square last Friday.
Families watched on in awe as the ‘big button’ was pressed switching on the lights until the end of the holiday season.
This year’s Christmas Festival of Lights was organised by the Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, and the Gibraltar Electricity Authority.
The evening’s entertainment was hosted by Christian Santos and began with live music, song and dance.
Programme of events at John Mackintosh Square included performances by the Sea Scouts Pipe & Drum Band, St Joseph’s Middle School Choir, Yalta Dance Studio and the Gibraltar Youth Choir.
This was followed by a special appearance from Father Christmas and then switch-on Christmas Lights ceremony.
The last of the evenings events included the opening of Santa’s Grotto and of the Christmas Market.
The lights will be switched on every night day until January 6, 2019.
Pics by Johnny Bugeja