Video: Ilkeston lights up for Christmas

The festive season has well and truly landed in Ilkeston following the switch-on of the Christmas lights.

Crowds turned out in their droves last night to enjoy the event at the Market Place which included stalls, children’s rides and a fireworks display.

Ilkeston Christmas lights switch on.'Troy Francis, 4, from Ilkeston takes control of a fire and rescue truck on one of the fairground rides.

Ilkeston Christmas lights switch on.'Troy Francis, 4, from Ilkeston takes control of a fire and rescue truck on one of the fairground rides.

A nativity play was also a highlight for people enjoying the event, which saw the lights switched on by the Mayor of Erewash, Councillor Val Custance.

Erewash Museum also joined in the free festivities with a fun Dickensian theme to celebrate Victorian Christmas traditions and customs.

See if you can spot anyone you know in our video.