Shoppers and visitors joined the Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs on Sunday (4 December) to officially get the festive spirit underway with the switching on of the Brick Lane Christmas Lights.
The family friendly event, which was organised by the council, started at 2.30pm with free activities including live music, carol singers and street entertainment.
The lights were switched on by the Mayor at 5pm, and there was also a range of street food and ‘naughty and nice’ snacks on offer.
Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs said: “It was great to switch on the Christmas Lights at Brick Lane and meet some of the many families and visitors the area welcomes every year.
“I’d urge everyone to make Brick Lane a destination this Christmas. Whether you’re looking to find the perfect present or just have a great time, there’s so much on offer in terms of specialist shops, stalls, food and drink. So with such a wide range of options on offer, there truly is something for everyone.”