LimeLight rescue Christmas tradition

Crowds turned out fior the turning on of the Arbroath town Christmas lights on Friday.

Crowds turned out fior the turning on of the Arbroath town Christmas lights on Friday.

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In fairytale fashion the LimeLight Company has swooped in to help save the annual Arbroath Christmas Lights Switch On.

The company has arranged to takeover the organisation of this year’s event which appeared to be under threat after organisers had to cancel due to lack of support.

The LimeLight Company will now host proceedings on Friday, December 4, with lots of fun promised for all.

From 6 until 8pm, the public are invited to wrap up warm and join them in Kirk Square for musical entertainment, special guests and of course the grand lights switch on at 7pm.

LimeLight Company founder Chris O’Mara said: “Once we noticed the announcement that there would be no light switch on this year, I quickly grabbed Mike [Carlin] and we put the wheels into motion to ensure there was something to celebrate this year.

“Arbroath is such a close knit community, and we knew there would be lots of disappointed kids without an event this year!”

The LimeLight Company have used all their contacts to organise the event, and have been in touch with their ‘Frozen’ friends in the hope they can bring some winter magic to the switch on.

They also have it on good authority that Father Christmas himself might be making an appearance - after all, Arbroath is one of the first places on his Christmas List!

Fellow LimeLight founder Mike Carlin added: “Being a kids company, we know just how important the run up to Christmas is, and the Christmas Lights are an exciting first step!

“We want to create a magical night for all the kids of Arbroath and the surrounding area!”

For more details find The LimeLight Company on Facebook. The LimeLight Company look forward to welcoming everybody to the Christmas Lights Switch On next month!

It is understood that the Arbroath Town Centre Retailers’ Association have a planned event for next year with more people helping.