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City centre looks spectacular as Christmas lights 2020 switched on

Many of Hull city centre's most vibrant streets have been lit up, heralding the start of Christmas.

Queen Victoria Square, Whitefriargate and King Edward Street, among others, have been illuminated for the first time this year with just over three weeks to go until Christmas.

Unlike in previous years, they were switched on without a fanfare and special guests as the coronavirus pandemic put pay to the usual Hull tradition.

However, people can still take in the bright lights every evening until January.

The 45ft Norway Spruce Christmas tree was installed and lit for the first time last week but shoppers and residents will be able to see the rest of the displays each night going forward.

In total, 45,600 lights have been used, some of which are installed on 228 separate columns on streets also including Ferensway, Carr Lane, Jameson Street and Saville Street.

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