In Pictures: Belfast Christmas lights switch on 2012
UTV's Julian Simmons teamed up with CBeebies favourites Zingzillas at the weekend for the annual lights switch on at Belfast City Hall.
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Thousands braved the nippy weather on Saturday for the festive fun as the switch was flipped to light up the streets.
The hugely popular Christmas Continental Market also returned to Belfast City Hall and runs until Saturday 20 December.
Once again the grounds of Belfast City Hall will come alive with dozens of market stalls offering a stunning range of crafts, food and decorations from across Europe and beyond.