Festive cheer lights up our towns

Our picture shows a scene from last year's Broughty Ferry Christmas lights

Our picture shows a scene from last year's Broughty Ferry Christmas lights

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The annual switching on of the Christmas lights across Gazette country began last night (Thursday) in the centre of Broughty Ferry.

The annual Christmas Lights Concert, sponsored by Gillies of Broughty Ferry and supported by Radio Tay, saw cheerful crowds gather in Brook Street and Gray Street to see Santa switch on the lights and hear some live music from Eastern Primary School choir and other bands.

There was plenty of fun to be had, with a carnival, street entertainers, a barbecue by local butcher’s Scott Brothers, and mince pies and other festive fare provided by Broughty Ferry Traders Association.

In Monifieth the lights will go in the High Street at 6.30 p.m. on Wednesday, with the festivities beginning at 6 p.m. and running until 7.30 p.m.

There will be dancing of all kinds on display, as well as music from local groups including Monifieth Singers and Monifieth High School Brass Band and lots more entertainment besides. Monifieth Rotarians will provide mulled wine and the Monifieth Community Resource Group have created a feast of festive themed treats for revellers.

Last but not least the Carnoustie Christmas Lights and mini fair will take place at the War Memorial on Friday, November 29, with hot food and beverages and goodies for the children from 5.30 to 7 p.m. with the lights scheduled to be switched on at 6 p.m.

There will then be a Christmas fayre in the three halls on Dundee Street between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday.