Farnborough X Factor stars Reggie 'n' Bollie took over The Meads Shopping Centre to switch on the Christmas lights last Saturday (November 12).

The finalists from last year’s ITV television show also performed for hundreds of shoppers with a high-energy set at the free Christmas Extravaganza.

The pair brought their sons on stage to dance to One Direction's What Makes You Beautiful, but it was Reggie's daughter who stole the show, as she was desperate to join her daddy and brothers on stage.

Other performers at the Christmas Extravaganza included The Rock Choir, who were the first to take to the stage.

Local dance troupe Spotlite Dance also dazzled visitors with their lively performance, and Starburst brought along the stars of its theatre production, Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs.

Queen Malevolent, Snow White and Dame Do-it-all each sang their hearts out on stage before meeting and greeting many shoppers.

Reggie ‘n’ Bollie performed a 20-minute set which included lots of favourites songs from their time on the X Factor, as well as their single New Girl. Elsewhere, a stilt-walking elf mingled with the crowd showing off their juggling talents.

The Meads took the opportunity to launch its North Pole Postbox and from now until Sunday December 11, children can write a letter to Father Christmas and receive a special reply.

The entertainment continues this Saturday (November 19) as a free Christmas craft workshop will be available for children to make a festive puppet.

Starburst, a registered children’s charity and theatre company that donates money to supporting children with special needs in the Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire borders, is producing this year's Fleet panto at the Harlington.

A statement from Starburst said: "This year's cast of Fleet's pantomime 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs', produced by Starburst Foundation, were thrilled to take part in the turning on of the Farnborough Mead Christmas Lights with their old cast member Reggie 'n' Bollie.

"With the glamorous Snow White, evil Queen, beautiful Dame and ditsy Comedy Duo characters spreading the Christmas Cheer, The Mead Shopping centre was filled with fun and laughter, with the children of Farnborough getting the chance to meet Princess Snow White and the other characters.

"The public were given a glimpse of the fantasy world of Pantomime, with outstanding performances from Snow White - Alex Barron, Queen Malevolent - Lynne Main and Dame Doitall - Daryl Quick, giving Farnborough a taste of what to expect from Starburst between the December 14 - 24 at the Harlington Centre in Fleet.

"The big moment of switching on the lights by Starburst was shared with their old cast member Reggie, who played 'Seaweed' in their production of Hairspray in July 2016, just before he shot to fame with band mate Bollie."

For further information, visit www.themeadsfarnborough.com.

Aldershot’s Christmas festivities get under way from Saturday (November 19) at the town Christmas Lights switch on from midday to 5pm.

The event will feature lots of free activities for all the family before the lights are switched on at 4.45pm by cast members of the Princes Hall pantomime, Sleeping Beauty.

There will be live music from local bands - The Toledos and Late to the Party - as well as performances from Aldershot Military Wives Choir and The Alder Valley Brass Band.

Children can meet Disney Princesses and try some circus skills with Juggling Jake.

Fleet Christmas Festival returns next Wednesday (November 23) with attractions stretching along Fleet Road from 3pm to 9pm.

The six-hour spectacular will give people the chance to enjoy the entertainment and do some Christmas shopping at the same time.