See Suffolk’s lockdown lights this Christmas

Our photographers bring Suffolk's Christmas lights to you from Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Woodbridge, Aldeburgh and...

Our photographers bring Suffolk's Christmas lights to you from Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Woodbridge, Aldeburgh and Felixstowe. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN/CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: SARAH LUCY BROWN/CHARLOTTE BOND

With the country in lockdown and all traditional switch-on events cancelled, here is a gallery of Suffolk’s Christmas lights as we edge closer to the big day.

The Christmas lights have been put up in Aldeburgh. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The Christmas lights have been put up in Aldeburgh. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Our photographers have been out and about capturing the lit-up streets of Aldeburgh, Bury St Edmunds, Felixstowe, Ipswich and Woodbridge to bring the Christmas lights to you this year.

Normally, thousands of people would head out to watch the annual switch-ons and kick start the festive season towards the end of November, but sadly, social distancing restrictions mean all events have been cancelled.

Many towns have been hosting live virtual switch-on events for 2020, creating videos which have been shared to residents online – but if you haven’t had a chance to see them yet, now you can.

Check out the pictures below and let us know in the comments which are your favourites.

The Christmas lights have been put up in Aldeburgh. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The Christmas lights have been put up in Aldeburgh. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

MORE: Family decorates home with more than 3,000 Christmas lightsStowmarket, Hadleigh and Sudbury are yet to switch on their lights, so keep your eyes peeled in the coming weeks to see their festive displays.


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Meanwhile, many families have been getting in the festive spirit earlier this year, following a difficult few months.

One family in Trimley St Mary has covered their home in 3,000 LEDS raising money for BASIC Life charity in Felixstowe, while others have been putting their trees up a few weeks early to lift their spirits.

MORE: Christmas comes early - have you already put up decorations in lockdown?Let us know how you have been getting in the Christmas spirit this year in the comments below.

The Christmas lights have been put up in Aldeburgh. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The Christmas lights have been put up in Aldeburgh. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Christmas really is a time of awe and wonder for most youngsters. Here are Rylie and Mitzi-Mae.

Christmas really is a time of awe and wonder for most youngsters. Here are Rylie and Mitzi-Mae. - Credit: Archant

Patrick Foshee and Marina Martinez came to see the lights come on. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Patrick Foshee and Marina Martinez came to see the lights come on. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

The Christmas tree on Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The Christmas tree on Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

The Arc shopping centre in Bury St Edmunds is full of festive sparkle with the Christmas lights now on. Picture: SARAH...

The Arc shopping centre in Bury St Edmunds is full of festive sparkle with the Christmas lights now on. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Gary Whyatt and Claire-Louise Garrard with their dogs Rocket and Archie. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Gary Whyatt and Claire-Louise Garrard with their dogs Rocket and Archie. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Felixstowe christmas lights 2020 Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

Felixstowe christmas lights 2020 Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: Charlotte Bond

Felixstowe christmas lights 2020 Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

Felixstowe christmas lights 2020 Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: Charlotte Bond

Felixstowe christmas lights 2020 Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

Felixstowe christmas lights 2020 Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: Charlotte Bond

Felixstowe christmas lights 2020 Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

Felixstowe christmas lights 2020 Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: Charlotte Bond

Felixstowe christmas lights 2020 Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

Felixstowe christmas lights 2020 Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: Charlotte Bond

The festive season officially gets underway on the Ipswich Cornhill with the switching on of it's Christmas lights.

The festive season officially gets underway on the Ipswich Cornhill with the switching on of it's Christmas lights. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

The festive season officially gets underway on the Ipswich Cornhill with the switching on of it's Christmas lights.

The festive season officially gets underway on the Ipswich Cornhill with the switching on of it's Christmas lights. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

The festive season officially gets underway on the Ipswich Cornhill with the switching on of it's Christmas lights.

The festive season officially gets underway on the Ipswich Cornhill with the switching on of it's Christmas lights. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

John and Jacky at the Woodbridge Christmas tree Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

John and Jacky at the Woodbridge Christmas tree Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: Charlotte Bond

Woodbridge Christmas tree Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

Woodbridge Christmas tree Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: Charlotte Bond

Woodbridge Christmas tree Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

Woodbridge Christmas tree Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: Charlotte Bond

Barrats of Woodbridge Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

Barrats of Woodbridge Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: Charlotte Bond

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