Queensferry switches on to Christmas

061212  Christmas in queensferry celbrations.
061212 Christmas in queensferry celbrations.
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THE joys of the festive season touched Queensferry last week when the town staged its annual Christmas spectacle.

Despite the poor weather, the local community still turned out in force to welcome Santa and his sleigh and a host of other seasonal activities on the High Street.

061212  Christmas in queensferry celbrations.

061212 Christmas in queensferry celbrations.

There were 14 market stalls, children’s street entertainers, stiltwalkers, giant snowmen, funfairs and musical entertainment on the street and on stage. As well are various choirs, there were local bands Kapaldi’s Garage and Bwani Junction, and worship band, Awaken, all performing.

Prior to the light switch-on by Ferry Fair Queen Lucy Mucklow and Peter Findlayson, of the Kool Klub, children released red balloons upwards in to the night sky for Santa. The light switch-on also coincided with a spectacular firework display, courtesy of Orocco Pier.

Organising chairman of Christmas in Queensferry, Keith Giblett said: “We wish to thank everyone who came along to support the event on the night. Sadly, we cannot account for the weather but we hope everyone enjoyed themselves and what was on offer.”

Diane Brown, of Queensferry Ambition, who helped organise the event for the first time, added: “Despite the bad weather we had a great turn out to the Christmas In Queensferry event. To help us improve on this event for next year we would appreciate any feedback from those who attended. If you, your friends, family, colleagues or staff attended the event we would appreciate you taking the short survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ChristmasInQueensferry2012 to help us start planning for 2013.”

061212  Christmas in queensferry celbrations.

061212 Christmas in queensferry celbrations.

061212  Christmas in queensferry celbrations.

061212 Christmas in queensferry celbrations.