PICTURES: Buxton's panto dame switches on Pavilion Gardens Christmas lights

The big countdown, Mayor Matt Stone, James Holmes and Bill Weston. Photos by Jason Chadwick.
The big countdown, Mayor Matt Stone, James Holmes and Bill Weston. Photos by Jason Chadwick.

Panto dame James Holmes got in on the act to help switch on the Christmas lights at Buxton's Pavilion Gardens on Friday evening.

James, who plays Clive Evans in Miranda and will be appearing in the opera house pantomime Sleeping Beauty, joined High Peak Mayor Matthew Stone and Town Crier Bill Weston to get Buxton's festive celebrations underway.