Pictures: Christmas lights switched on in Chrisp Street market

PUBLISHED: 17:48 04 December 2013 | UPDATED: 17:58 04 December 2013

MP Jim Fitzpatrick turns on the Christmas lights

MP Jim Fitzpatrick turns on the Christmas lights


School children and market traders in the East End joined the festive season this week with the switching on of the Christmas lights in Chrisp Street.

The lights at Chrisp Street marketThe lights at Chrisp Street market

Jim Fitzpatrick, MP for Poplar and Limehouse, turned on the Christmas lights in Chrisp Street Market in Poplar last Friday, November 29, at the “Chrisp-mas” event.

Children from four Tower Hamlets primary schools joined Mr Fitzpatrick, Titan the Robot and the “Snow Queen” to sing Christmas carols and countdown to the switching on of the Christmas lights.

Free hot chocolate and mince pies were on stand by to keep people warm.

Steve Stride, chief executive of Poplar HARCA, who organised the event, said: “It may not snow on Christmas day this year, but it will definitely be snowing at our Chrisp Street Market Chrispmas events.

“We’ve got a fantastic range of festive themed activities for everyone to enjoy. So have a wonderful Christmas at Chrisp Street Market and support your local shops in the process.”

For more pictures click on the gallery on the right.

For more information visit or get in touch via Twitter @Chrisp_Street.

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