Fireworks and Christmas lights lit up the skies over Hull city centre as hundreds of people defied the rain to enjoy the big switch-on.
A raft of singers entertained crowds in Queen Victoria Square, before rugby league player Connor Lynes pushed the button to turn on the decorations. And despite the awful weather, there were plenty of smiling faces, as our pictures show.
There had been fears that the rain, which led to flooding on the A63, would cause the cancellation of the firework display, but it went ahead as planned. Santa also made an appearance to sprinkle a little festive magic, after a dull November day.
Performers sang Christmas classics on the balcony of Hull City Hall, before Connor, Santa and the Deputy Lord Mayor performed the traditional switch-on ceremony. A spectacular firework display then began.
Our photographer was out and about to capture all the action in Hull city centre. Can you spot someone you know in our pictures?
All pictures by Donna Clifford.