THE annual switching on of the Gibraltar Christmas lights reached new levels of spectacle with this year’s ‘Christmas Festival of Lights’ eclipsing previous years.
The Piazza was transformed into a winter wonderland with artificial snow filling the air and covering the ground.
The traditional switch-on was preceded with performances of live music, song and dance presented by Christian Santos until the special moment when Father Christmas, ably assisted by Emma Treace Rosa lit up the night sky.
This was shortly followed by the opening of the Santa’s Grotto at the Boulevard at Line Wall Road and the Christmas Market.
Those unable to attend the official ceremony will still be able to enjoy a personal moment as the illuminations will switch on every day until January 6 and will remain on throughout the nights of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and January 5.