CHARLES Dickens would have felt very much at home as Warwick began the countdown to Christmas.
The ever-popular Victorian Evening once again saw thousands of festive folk take to the town centre streets – many in their finest nineteenth century attire, with prizes for the best dressed Victorian.
The lights switch-on was carried out by mayor Neale Murphy while revellers enjoyed a fairground rides, including steam-powered carousel, traditional Ferris wheel and helter skelter.
There was also a Victorian Christmas Market, offering gifts and plenty of tasty festive treats, together with entertainment ranging from fire spinning to morris dancing.
And the Christmas Tree Festival also got underway in St Mary’s Church. The tree festival runs until December 8.
The lights on Warwick Rotary Club’s Lights of Love tree in the town centre were also switched-on.