Hundreds of people turned out last night to enjoy the annual switching on of the Christmas lights at Priory Meadow Shopping Centre in Hastings.
The honour of turning on the lights was given to actor Ben Watson, who is appearing in the panto Aladdin at White Rock starting on December 12.
And there was a fireworks display and music to entertain the crowd.
Rob Keeling, from St Leonards, who took his family along to the event, said: “It was a wonderful evening, great for all the family.
“It really got us in the mood for Christmas.”