A Deeper Shade of... twinkling red and Blue
POP band Steps greeted an excited crowd in Yate as they turned on its shopping centre's Christmas lights.
They performed their number one hit Tragedy, as well as Deeper Shade of Blue complete with dance moves, which delighted fans.
They also sang a song from their new Christmas album called Light Up The World.
After a ten-second countdown the group officially turned on the twinkling red and blue lights as silver confetti shot into the air.
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Former X Factor contestants MK1 had warmed up the crowd beforehand and also took part in turning on the lights.
The dubstep duo were recently eliminated from the competition and are currently in the middle of their Anybody Out There? national tour.
Around 300 people crammed into the shopping centre's courtyard for last night's event.
Kath Morris, 44, a physiotherapist from Old Sodbury, was there with her daughters Lucy and India, both nine.
Ms Morris said: "I'm a bit more into Steps than they are but they love dancing to Tragedy."
Super fans Vicky Gay and friend Scott Levett, both 21, danced to the two better known Steps songs.
Ms Gay, a student nurse from Chipping Sodbury, said: "We both loved Steps in the 90s and the 2000s and were excited about them getting back together – it's great that they've come to Yate."
From around 3pm yesterday afternoon there was musical entertainment from a calypso band performing festive tunes, followed by a variety of local acts including an hour of Abba hits from well-known tribute band Abba Vision.
Last night's musical entertainment is part of a Christmas bonanza with a family funday taking place tomorrow.
Santa will be arriving on his pantomime ponies at 12 noon to set off three hours of fun including stilt walkers, cheeky elves balloon modelling, make your own Christmas cracker, face painting, roller skating Christmas pudding, roller skating snowman, twinkle the Christmas tree, and a fun fair.