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Elgin Christmas lights switch on an "absolute blast" as crowds turn out despite chilly weather

By Ewan Malcolm

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CROWDS braved the chilly weather for the switching on of Elgin's Christmas lights on Saturday.

The lights were switched on by local school pupil Zach Black while crowds enjoyed a packed day of entertainment.

Santa and his reindeer made an appearance before the lights were switched on while a variety of stalls and activities ensured there was plenty to see and do for locals enjoying the festivities.

Angela Norrie, Elgin BID manager, said: "Elgin’s Christmas light switch on was an absolute blast despite the chilly weather.

"As the day progressed, the crowd only grew, warmed up not just by the festive spirit but also by the incredible entertainment lined up on the main stage.

"From local bands to dance groups, the energy was infectious. Kai Logan from KBE took charge as our lively compère, coaxing everyone to join in the merriment, dancing, and belting out tunes.

"With 50 lively stalls showcasing the best from local businesses and community groups, there was something for everyone.

"And let’s not forget Santa’s grand entrance on his sleigh, accompanied by his trusty reindeer. The kids were ecstatic to hand-deliver their letters to Santa at his very own post office, keeping him busy all afternoon.

"The highlight? The entire town gathered in excitement as Zach Black from Seafield Primary School flipped the switch, illuminating the town with hundreds of twinkling lights.

"It was a magical moment witnessed by all who joined in the festive cheer."

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