Gareth Gates and Adam Gemili at Dartford's Christmas lights switch-on
Singer Gareth Gates and Olympic sprinter Adam Gemili drew in the crowds for this year's Christmas lights switch-on in Dartford on Saturday.
Thousands of people crammed into High Street to see them turn on the lights with the help of Orchard pantomime baddie Steve McFadden, Mayor of Dartford Cllr Ann Allen and Father Christmas.
Sprinter Adam was presented with a surprise Dartfordian Award by council leader Jeremy Kite for his services to sport and the community.
Cllr Allen, said: “It was great to see so many people enjoying themselves at this year’s event. Every year the town centre team works hard to make the event bigger and better than the previous year and 2012’s event was no exception.”