The festive season got underway in Queensferry with a bang – quite literally!
The Christmas in Queensferry event last Thursday saw Santa on his sleigh ride, carol singers and festive fun and culminated with a spectacular firework display over the town’s foreshore.
Despite late afternoon rain, the weather settled by the time the event kicked off around 5.45pm with families arriving in droves to witness the town’s annual spectacle.
With some of the festive lights already switched on at the Bellstane and the Rosebery Hall gardens, the Christmas spirit was well and truly alive on the High Street.
Members of Queensferry Community Brass Band played a selection of festive favourties while choirs from local schools also sang carols.
Local MP Norman Work and Queensferry Parish Church’s Reverend David Cameron were the MCs for the night and they did a grand job in keeping the crowd entertained.
Around 6.45pm, Ferry Fair Queen Courtney Burke, Gracious Lady Ann Watson and Cool Kid member Theo Leckie got the chance to take centre stage and press the button to illuminate the town before the fireworks.
Keith Giblett, chairman of Christmas in Queensferry said: “The event proved very popular and the weather was kind to us. It was one of the best attended Christmas in Queensferry events with around 1000 people there.
“I think we helped deliver a short, snappy event which is what the community wanted.
“We want to thank the three primary schools for their participation, Reverend David Cameron, Councillor Norman Work and Orocco Pier for their continued support for which we are deeply indebted.”
Thanks also go to Queensferry High School for the nativity scene at the Priory Church, Queensferry Art Club and to Rosebery Hall management committee.
Freelance photographer Alistair Pryde was on hand to capture the action for the Journal and Gazette and his pictures are featured in our slideshow, created for your viewing pleasure by acting editor Julie Currie.
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