It will be a case of lights, Christmas, action next month as preparations continue for the switching on of the town’s festive lights.
This year a sub-group of the Royal Burgh of Arbroath Community Council has taken on the task of lighting up Kirk Square.
The switch-on will mark the official start of the Christmas festivities on Friday, December 2.
The fun starts at 6pm, at 7.15pm the lights will be turned on and at 7.30pm Santa will arrive to meet with children.
The lower High Street will be closed for the return of the switchies.
At Kirk Square there will be the Rotary Club of Arbroath’s Dickensian Carollers, performances by Showcase The Street, Dance Mania, Arbroath & District Pipe Band, a youth brass band and also music from Radio North Angus.
Taking the organisational lead is Sandy Beedie.
He explained: “When we were the Arbroath Town Centre Retailers Association we decided to take over the Christmas Lights although that group has since folded.
‘‘But because I started the momentum on that I clearly had to see it through and we butted on to the Community Council for some support and backing.
‘‘However, basically we’re doing it because Angus Council don’t. Somebody has to do it, and somebody on the High Street is as good as anyone.”
Santa Claus will, of course, be flying in for the fun. That said, the organisers are also looking for a deserving Lichtie to flip the switch and light up Kirk Square.
If you would like to nominate someone, please send their name, contact details and the reason why you think it should be them, via email, to Sandy Beedie at email@example.com