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Sun, 21st Nov @ 14:00 - 17:30

Christmas Lights Switch on and Parade

Various throughout Dunfermline
  • Various throughout Dunfermline
  • Dunfermline
  • Dunfermline and West Fife
  • KY12 7QU
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Families from across Dunfermline and Fife will be delighted to know that Christmas will this year be kicked off but a visit from Santa and his reindeer. Santa will lead a parade down to the City Chambers where a traditional countdown will lead up to this years lights being switched on.

The party will begin at 2pm with the annual “Santa Dash”. It will start at Marks and Spencer and finish at the Louise Carnegie Gates. Thereafter, the participants continue with a 5K run through Pittencrieff Park.

Kingdom FM will be broadcasting from their Roadshow trailer from 2pm to cover the Santa Dash. They will be entertaining the crowds in the High Street from the grassed area in front of the bus station until 5.30pm

At 4.30pm, Santa in his sleigh with the Reindeer Parade will go from East Port along the High Street right down to Pittencrieff Park gates to give children plenty of distance to see them.

This all leads up to the traditional gathering at the City Chambers for the Countdown to the Lights Switch On at 5pm. From the 1st Floor balcony Provost Jim Leishman accompanied by Area Convener, Councillor Helen Law, will address the crowds, conduct the traditional Countdown, and flip the switch for this year’s beautiful lights and the start of Christmas in Dunfermline.

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