Video: Let’s get the season started!

THE countdown to Christmas has officially begun in Hemel Hempstead with the switching on of festive lights.

Crowds turned out on Saturday evening for the old town’s annual Victorian Evening, which was followed by the town centre Christmas lights ceremony on Sunday.

Hemel Hempstead old town's Victorian Evening on Sunday, November 20, 2011.''The choir of St Mary's Church sang seasonal carols.

Hemel Hempstead old town's Victorian Evening on Sunday, November 20, 2011.''The choir of St Mary's Church sang seasonal carols.

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