ROMSEY kickstarted its festive season on Saturday evening with a winter procession and lantern parade before the Christmas lights switch-on.

The winter parade, hosted by Romsey Carnival, was back with an array of lights, floats, music and dancing.

Hampshire-based drumming band Swan Samba returned to the town to perform an LED drum show as part of the procession.

Romsey’s Christmas lights were organised by Romsey Town Council and Romsey Chamber of Commerce with the support of local fundraising.

Check out the gallery above to view some of the photos taken by photographer Stuart Martin.