Lights come on in Broughty

Winners and runners up pictured, from left: Erik Levack, Isabella Passway, Robyn Anderson, Rory O'Brien, Niamh Bain, Lucy McDevitt pictured with Carole Jenkins and Sandro Paladini.

Winners and runners up pictured, from left: Erik Levack, Isabella Passway, Robyn Anderson, Rory O'Brien, Niamh Bain, Lucy McDevitt pictured with Carole Jenkins and Sandro Paladini.

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The festive season sparkles to life in Broughty Ferry on November 27 with the seaside town’s annual Christmas lights switch on at 7 p.m. with the help of Santa.

The event has become a firm favourite with locals who gather their Yuletide cheer for this unique community event.

Fun for all the family includes fairground rides, street entertainment, performances from the Eastern Primary School Choir, Downfield Musical Society and presentation of the prizes for the children’s poster competition.

Headlining the event this year is local band Gleadhraich who are bound to keep the crowds warm (whatever the weather) with their lively brand of Celtic rock.

The Broughty Ferry Traders Association (BFTA) are grateful to the event sponsors Gillies and, of course, to Radio Tay who really help the night go with a swing.

The Traders are also grateful to Santa who has promised to be there on the night despite his obviously hectic work schedule at this time of year and to Dundee’s Lord Provost, Councillor Bob Duncan who will help switch on the lights.

BTFA Chair, Steve James said: “The Christmas lights switch on is great fun way to bring all of our community together to enjoy a good, old fashioned street party. There’s always such a great atmosphere and the lights give Broughty Ferry a lovely Festive twinkle, literally lighting up the town with the spirit of a Merry Ferry Christmas!”

There will be a presentation of prizes for the children’s poster competition as well as a presentation of donations to local charities from funds raised by community events.

The event runs from 6 to 9 p.m.