Crowds turn out for fireworks and fun
Tuesday, 13th December 2011.
Crowds supported Haverhill's biggest night of the year on Friday and continued to enjoy the rest of the weekend's attractions.
Family Christmas Night, organised by Haverhill Town Council, saw plenty of street entertainment to go along with the late opening of shops and charity stalls in the town centre.
There were frosted glam-dancing elves interacting and melting with the crowd; two ice-encrusted heroes embarking on a tragic-comic quest for the South Pole and Elfish Pressie and the Christmas Crackers making a return visit to belt out some festive favourites.
Shoppers also found, in bins overflowing with unwanted toys, unloved pullovers and hidden brussel sprouts two slightly mangy moggies howling and a wailing their own tuneless versions of Christmas carols.
Those looking for something more tuneful made for Costa Coffee, where Haverhill Choral Society were singing Christmas carols.
To round off the evening there was the traditional firework display, which proved to be even more spectacular than usual and drew thousands of people to the Recreation Ground to watch.
On Saturday the market square was taken up with more festive fun, with an ice rink set up for people to have a go at skating, and a bouncy snowman play area.
Just as exciting for many was the chance to meet two real reindeer, Rudy and Dreamer, both three years old, who come from Hundon.
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