Christ­mas lights and laughs in Lochgilp­head

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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.

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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.

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