The Christmas lights in Palma. | Jason Moore
After all the controversy over the timing of the switching-on of the Christmas lights in Palma, they were finally and officially turned on at seven this evening. Mayor José Hila and the councillor for citizen participation, Eva Frade, were there to flick the switch, though the lighting-up had started an hour and a half before the ceremony in the Plaça de la Reina. Lights "carriers" lit three routes from the calle Oms, La Rambla and the Plaça Santa Eulàlia before arriving in the Born.