Broughty Ferry Traders Association Presents the Town’s Annual Christmas Lights Night
The family friendly occasion marks the start of the Festive season for locals
Broughty Ferry Traders Association is proud to announce the date for the seaside town’s annual Christmas lights switch on event on Thursday 27 November 2014, 6 – 9pm.
The event has become a firm favourite with locals who enjoy coming together for this unique community event, marking the start of the festive season with fairground rides, street entertainment, performances from the Eastern Primary School Choir, Downfield Musical Society and presentation of the prizes for the childrens’ poster competition. Headlining the event this year is local band Gleadhraich who played to the crowds welcoming the Olympic torch to Dundee and who are bound to keep the crowds warm (whatever the weather) with their lively brand of Celtic rock.
BFTA are grateful to the event sponsors Gillies and, of course, to Radio Tay who really help the night go with a swing. The Traders are also grateful to Santa who has promised to be there on the night despite his obviously hectic work schedule at this time of year and to Dundee’s Lord Provost, Councillor Bob Duncan who will help switch on the lights.
BTFA Chair, Steve James said: ‘The Christmas lights switch on is great fun way to bring all of our community together to enjoy a good, old fashioned street party. There’s always such a great atmosphere and the lights give Broughty Ferry a lovely Festive twinkle, literally lighting up the town with the spirit of a Merry Ferry Christmas!’
- The event kicks off at 6pm with the Eastern Primary School Choir, followed by presentation of prizes for the children’s poster competition and then a performance from the Downfield Musical Society.
- BFTA presents donations to local charities from funds raised by community events.
- Lights are switched on at 7pm by Dundee’s Lord Provost, Councillor Bob Duncan with the help of Santa.
- Entertainment will be provided by Radio Tay and by local Celtic rockers Gleadhraich with the whole event ending at 9pm.
NEW FOR 2014. BFTA is also spreading the Christmas cheer on Sunday 14 December 12 – 4pm with a special outing for the popular Land Train which will be picking up Festive families from Santa’s Grotto, next door to Visocchi’s.
Broughty Ferry’s retailers are being encouraged to open on Sundays in the run up to Christmas to give people
more opportunities to buy their gifts and treats locally.
The Traders Association is responsible for major community events including Gala Week, Christmas Decorations and Street Concert, promotes Broughty Ferry in partnership with other local agencies, acts as an advocate in the best interests of the town where appropriate and makes significant donations to local charities.
The official website of the Broughty Ferry Traders Association is www.cometobroughty.co.uk