Tonight’s the light!

Credit: Lawrence Juliussen
Credit: Lawrence Juliussen

Broughty Ferry will tonight (Thursday) officially mark the beginning of the festive season in the town with their annual Christmas Lights Switch On bash.

Organised by the Broughty Ferry Traders Association another spectacular event is planned for this evening with ltos for all the family to see, do and enjoy.

Live entertainment starts at 6pm and Oor Wullie and Santa will be there at 7.30pm to turn on the lights in the town centre.

The event has become a firm favourite with locals and visitors who enjoy coming together for this unique community event, marking the start of the festive season with fairground rides, street entertainment, performances from the Barnhill Primary School Choir, Tayside Young Fiddlers and presentation of the prizes for the children’s Christmas poster competition. There is always an exciting headline act at Lights Night – and back by popular demand this year will feature Scotland’s leading FROZEN tribute act performing all your favourite Disney songs!

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. This year the Fort Hotel has added an amazing lights display and The Top Secret Gillies Christmas Window will be their most spectacular yet! 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!”

The schedule for tonight (Thursday, November 24)

6pm – Radio Tay Welcome featuring Christmas songs

6.10pm – Live performance. Tayside Young Fiddlers

6.25pm – Barnhill Primary School Christmas Choir

6.40pm – Songs from FROZEN

6.55pm – Presentations to School’s Poster Winners and Charities

7.10pm – Songs from Disney

7.25-7.30pm – Christmas Lights Switch On by Dundee’s Lord Provost featuring Oor Wullie and Santa!

7.30pm – The FROZEN Finale!