Christ­mas lights switched on in Cas­tle Dou­glas

The Galloway News - - FRONT PAGE - Stephen Nor­ris

Cas­tle Dou­glas got into the fes­tive spirit on Satur­day when the town cel­e­brated its big Christ­mas lights switch-on.

A craft and char­ity fair filled the Dou­glas Arms Ho­tel with a se­lec­tion of hand-made gift ideas, hun­dreds of chil­dren queued to see Santa in his grotto and chil­dren’s en­ter­tain­ers spread fes­tive cheer.

The lights were switched on by Anna and Olaf, from Frozen, and the day was was rounded off by a spec­tac­u­lar fire­works dis­play in the park.

Cas­tle Dou­glas Devel­op­ment Fo­rum chair­man Sarah-Jane All­sopp said: “We would like to thank the Dou­glas Arms and lo­cal busi­nesses who put on a fan­tas­tic show of win­dow dis­plays and in-store events to com­ple­ment the day’s fes­tiv­i­ties.

“The com­mit­tee would also like to ex­tend spe­cial thanks to vol­un­teers and in par­tic­u­lar vice-chair­man Neill Walker who closed his cafe to cre­ate a truly mag­i­cal Santa’s grotto.”

The weather was fright­ful Young­sters braved rain and cold for the lights switch-on

And what would you like? Aria McKe­and and Kyle McGuire with Santa

Tasty treats There were cakes ga­lore on of­fer at this stall

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