VICTORIA Park got in the Christmassy mood as its lights switch-on event was held at the weekend.

Father Christmas dropped by as the lights were turned on at the event on Saturday, with carols and festive fun on the day.

Star contributor Robbob was on hand to take snaps at the event, as Santa met excited youngsters and some members of the police force.

The switch-on was one of several such events taking place at locations across the borough this week, including at Haydock Library, Church Road, Rainford and St Peter's Church, Newton-le-Willows as a festive market was held on the High Street to welcome the season.

Meanwhile, on Friday there will be a switch-on at Thatto Heath Road from 3.30pm.

Pictures courtesy of Robbob