Christmas fun

The Angel, alias Hazel Stewart of Cakes Entertainments with Katie and Connor Scott, Brechin. 'Picture by photosonlocation.co.uk

The Angel, alias Hazel Stewart of Cakes Entertainments with Katie and Connor Scott, Brechin. 'Picture by photosonlocation.co.uk

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Christmas arrived in Brechin at the weekend, with an array of Christmas activities throughout the town.

Kicking off the weekend’s fun was a Christmas craft fair organised by Joie de vivre and held at the Mechanics’ Institute.

On Saturday Gardner Memorial church had a very busy Christmas bake sale, followed by a soup lunch, with the church remaining open in the afternoon, with its heating on, giving people a place to keep warm. Helping put Brechin in a festive mood was the music playing from the bell tower.

Keeping people entertained were street entertainers who danced, sung and played music for the crowds.

The switch on of the lights, sponsored by TalkTalk, saw about 400 people turning up, keeping Santa busy for an hour an a half.

A spokesperson for Christmas Lights committee said: “We want to thank the community for coming out and supporting all the events.

“Thanks to all the people who helped make the day special, from Santa who arrived in a cloud of smoke, the Toe Tappers who entertained us before the switch on, Bob Myles for the Tree, Angus Council for all their help and support, the Round Table, the stall holders, the Pageant Prince and Princess for turning on the lights and helping Santa, Radio North Angus for music and MC, the Caledonian Hotel for the soup, the Christmas Lights Committee, the retailers for taking part and organising entertainment and events during the day and Joie de Vivre.