A HEREFORDSHIRE town's Christmas lights event was a hit with crowds who enjoyed a range of stalls including the Beefy Boys, and watched as a special guest turned on the lights.

Two-year-old Alfie McDonald switched on Ross-on-Wye's Christmas lights today (November 26), as huge crowds filled the area around the marketplace and all the way down Broad Street.

Hereford Times: From left: Councillor Daniel Lister, Courtney McDonald (Alfie's mum), Lannock McDonald (Alfie's

Alfie was chosen to switch on the lights after his difficult journey following a seizure last March. He was born with a gene mutation and has been brave in his fight with health problems like hemiplegia and hypertonia.

Hereford Times: Christmas lights in Ross-on-WyeChristmas lights in Ross-on-Wye (Image: Bridie Adams)


Local businesses ran stalls in Ross town centre between 11am and 5pm, selling an array of Christmas gifts and a selection of food and drink, all accompanied by live music from the town band.

Hereford Times: The queue for the Beefy Boys truck steadily grew as the day went onThe queue for the Beefy Boys truck steadily grew as the day went on (Image: Bridie Adams)

Among the businesses was Hereford-based burger company Beefy Boys, which attracted massive queues all day.

The Beefy Boys food truck was parked behind the market house, serving its classic menu of burgers and fries.