BY CALUM FRASER
Christmas lights were switched on by a seven-year-old schoolboy after a procession through the village.
Timothy Pellegrino, a pupil from Abbeywood School, was given the honour of turning on the Greenwich Market lights.
Timothy pressed the button after a parade of children from Invicta Blackheath and Deptford, Meridian, James Wolfe and St Matthews schools, led by the jazz band Tunnel Chops from Trinity Laban.
The schoolchildren held homemade paper lanterns depicting the nativity story.
A giant Mary with baby Jesus, the angel Gabriel surrounded by a host of angels, shepherds with a flock of sheep, a donkey, a moon and stars and little Bethlehem houses all followed the star of Bethlehem through the Old Royal Naval College grounds and Cutty Sark Gardens, into the market.
The crowd in Greenwich were then entertained with festive tunes by young singers, followed by a trio of dance performances – ballet, tap and street – from the Angelina Jandolo Dance Showcase.