Crystal Palace fans got the thrill of a lifetime last week as Eagles players, coaches and cheerleaders paid a visit to Boxpark Croydon to turn on the Christmas lights.

Roy Hodgson and a large portion of his first-team, plus members of the Crystal Palace Ladies team, signed autographs, posed for pictures and spoke with Eagles fans.

Some players even took to social media to say how delighted they were with the turnout.

"Enjoyed meeting some of the #CPFCFamily at the session at Boxpark tonight," Wilfred Zaha tweeted.

The action didn't stop with the Christmas lights though, as players took on fans in an EA Sports FIFA 18 challenge for the ages.