Sunday, 20 November 2011

On Lights!

Christmas Lights Switch On

It's the annual switch on of the city's Christmas lights on Union Street. 

Thousands of people gathered on Union Street to watch the parade as it travelled from Albyn Place  to Castlegate  just after half past five in the afternoon.

The Lord Provost, Peter Stephen, led the parade along the main thoroughfare, switching on each light as it passes underneath.
The theme for this year's parade is Victorian or Ye Oldie times, along with music from pipe bands, drumming groups, children's carol singers, local steel band, elves and Santa.

The parade began with the pipe band, carol singer, elves and Santa allsorts...

This year's theme, Ye Olde Christmas, saw Fagin and the Artful Dodger take to the street in a  Dickensian walkabout, performing songs from the musical Oliver!