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WATCH: Liverpool ONE's Christmas lights switch on

Liverpool’s festive season is now well underway following the illumination of the city’s iconic Christmas tree.

The city was brought to life with confetti, snow, live music, theatrical and aerial performances and street entertainment to officially mark the start of Christmas.

Thousands of people gathered in Paradise Street to see the lighting of Liverpool ONE’s 30 metre Christmas tree.

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A few of your festive pics

It's Christmas time of couse and many of us will have at least a tree and some decorations. But one pub in the region goes a little bit further.

The Hanging Gate pub in Chapel en le Frith promises to take some beating for festive decorations.

The pub's been decked out with more than 16,500 christmas lights and more than 6,500 baubles.

Think you can compete? Here are a few of your pics:

Gemma Thornton
Janet Smith
Lucy Currie
Ste Williams

Let there be (Christmas) light

Chloe Holgate tweeted us this one?

It's Christmas times and we want to know how far you go decorating your home inside and out.

Send your pics and opinions to granada.reports@itv.com or tweet us at @granadareports.

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