ABOUT 7,000 residents enjoyed music, magic and plenty more festive fun as they celebrated the switch on of their Christmas lights.
They watched Ealing Mayor Mohammad Aslam, Ealing North MP Steve Pound and Pitshanger Community Association count down to the dazzling display of blue and white lights in Pitshanger Lane, Ealing.
There were Christmas gifts on offer from many of the traders on the lane, plus craftsmen, charities and a street market at the event on Sunday (25).
Food and drink was provided by the Duke of Kent pub's hog roast and the association's barbecue as well as delicious treats from the lane's cafe's and restaurants.
Street entertainers, a magician and a strolling Santa delighted audiences.
But the highlight was the stage show, featuring carols and Christmas songs performed by North Ealing, Montpelier and St Gregory's primary schools, Brentside High School and Ealing Rock Choir. St Benedict's samba band and upcoming group A-Typical also performed.
Beth Gregory of Pitshanger Community Association, which hosted the event, said: “Thanks to hours of effort from Pitshanger’s team of hard working volunteers and despite the decidedly wet weather, there were smiles all round and a wonderfully heart-warming evening of community fun was had by all.”