Christmas lights and laughs in Lochgilphead
In a more intimate celebration in Lochgilphead, the Christmas lights were lit on Friday November 30 and the village was aglow for Santa to land.
In a night of festive music and dancing, Santa stopped by the centre to find a spectacularly festive and bright MAYDS garden on a damp dark night, filled with the tunes of Mid Argyll Pipe Band. It was too good for the jolly old man to miss and he had to say hello.
Queues formed all the way around the building to see Santa and, of course, he brought gifts for everyone.
Led by Leah and Eve, the MAYDS dance company performed in the garden, with Neil Parkinson and the JAM band playing inside, and Santa greeting youngsters in the grotto.
The MAYDS Facebook page said: ‘A huge thanks to everyone who made tonight’s Christmas lights switch-on a great night.
‘Thanks to Mark Johnston and M J Fabrication for getting the yard ready, MacLeods for the tree and lights, Bargain Zone for the light donations, Santa for coming along, Mid Argyll Pipe Band and, finally, Jimmy Lister for convincing us again to host the event. Thanks also to everyone who came and supported the night.’
Meanwhile, the Lochgilphead Christmas lights were switched on, organised by the Lochgilphead Christmas Lights Committee, filling the village with a festive glow.
Lochgilphead’s Christmas lights are up.
The beautifully decorated MAYDS Christmas tree donated to the Christ Church Tree Festival.
From left: Jackson Convery, Brodie McInnes, drummer Sam Davenport and Robert Potter-Irwin.
The MAYDS dance company performing in the garden.