Broughty Ferry gets switched on for Christmas

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BROUGHTY Ferry’s annual Christmas lights extravaganza will take place tonight (Thursday).

The Broughty Ferry Christmas Light Concert is organised by the Broughty Ferry Traders’ Association and is sponsored by Gillies of Broughty Ferry in association with the Radio Tay Roadshow.

Sandro Paladini of Eduardo Alessandro Studios, spokesman for the Broughty Ferry Traders’ Association outlined the plan for the evening’s entertainment.

He said: “The event comprises carol singing from Eastern Primary School, the Radio Tay Roadshow, street entertainers, Downfield Musical Society and an appearance from Santa.

“The whole of central Brook Street will be turned over to the event with carnival rides and side stalls.”

In it’s fifth year the concert has grown into a popular date on the town’s social calendar. The Broughty Ferry Traders’ Association pays for all of the town’s Christmas lights and this year have added six more lights to the display.

Mr Paladini added: “The lights are gifted to the people of Broughty Ferry by the Broughty Ferry Traders’ Association as a way of saying thank you for their support throughout the year.

“Last year we had around 5,000 people turn up on the night to welcome in the Christmas season in Broughty Ferry.

“It’s a good event that people embrace very tightly and it looks like it’s going to grow and grow.”

The entertainment begins at 6 p.m. on Brook Street with the official switching on of the lights being carried out by Dundee Lord Provost Bob Duncan at around 7 p.m.