Drizzle fails to dampen high spirits

Five year old Alex Mitchell posts her letter to Santa.
Five year old Alex Mitchell posts her letter to Santa.

A crowd of hundreds braved the elements to gather at in the centre of Forfar for the recent switch-on of the town’s Christmas lights.

With music provided by Forfar Instrumental Band and a choir from Forfar Musical Society, mums, dads, grandparents and children sang a selection of seasonal songs until the big event which was topped off with the arrival of Santa and Mrs Claus, along with his two elf sidekicks, who arrived to a great welcome.

After the short singing session and the lights being switched on not even the drizzle falling on the crowd could dampen the spirits of those who attended.

Youngsters were also given the chance to meet Santa and queued up to post their letters to the man himself.

Local children will have further opportunities to see Santa this week and next when Forfar Rotary Club, which organised the switch-on will hold its annual door-to-door collection.

All funds raised will be donated to charitable causes with costs met by the Rotarians.

The details are also available to view on the club’s website at www.forfarrotary.org.uk, on its Facebook page and on the Dispatch website at www.forfardispatch.co.uk

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SAFD 04-12-14 Forfar Xmas Lights: Despite the rain there was a good turn out to see the lights switched on and Santa.

SAFD 04-12-14 Letter to Santa: Five year old Alex Mitchell posts her letter to Santa.