THE COUNTDOWN to Christmas officially got underway in Leamington at the weekend.
The lights were switched during an afternoon of festive fun on the town centre streets on Sunday.
The first of six Yuletide markets in the run up to the big day offered the chance to buy gifts, and there was also fun fair rides and a stage show.
Thousands turned out for the big switch on which was carried out by Leamington mayor Heather Calver.
The Rotary Club of Leamington’s Tree of Light, in memory of loved ones and causes, was also lit up outside the town hall.
Photos by Colin Lount.