All set for Christmas extravaganza in Edzell

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Edzell Village Improvement Society (EVIS) will be holding their annual Christmas extravaganza on Friday, December 6.

At 6.30 p.m, Mearns Pipe Band will play outside Inglis Court before moving onto to play at various locations around Edzell.

Inglis Memorial Hall will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. with various crafters and sellers offering items for sale, suitable for Christmas gifts.

The event will be free, with organisers looking for donations of raffle prizes for the night.

Tickets for the raffle will be on sale during the night, with the prizes being drawn at the end of the evening.

No Christmas event is complete without a visit from Santa and he will be in his grotto at Inglis Hall on the night.

Children can visit Santa, receiving a gift in return for a donation, with all funds raised on the night going to Edzell Toddler Group. The toddler group will also raise funds by hosting a cake and candy stall selling mouth-watering home baking.

Edzell playgroup will benefit from funds raised at a bottle stall at the event.

Examples of stall holders on the night include: Encore, Sunrise, Little Bows, face painting, handmade cards, crafters and handmade local jewellery.

Most shops in the village will stay open (usually until 8 p.m.) and as last year there will be discounts offered, free mince pies, samples of produce, sherry, mulled wine and so much more.

Following on from the event in the Inglis Hall there will be free open mic night at the Panmure Arms Hotel from 8 p.m. until midnight.

Families and children of all ages will be welcomed.

If anyone would like to sing, play an instrument or if your band would like to play during the night, please contact Debbie Farquharson on 07543 424544 or email country.canines@hotmail.co.uk

Debbie is also looking for volunteers to come and take part in the carol singing around the village.

If you are interested in singing with the group, contact Debbie on the above number or meet at Inglis Hall at 6.30 p.m. on the night.

Donation buckets will available at Inglis Hall and the Panmure Arms, and any donations will be gratefully received as this helps to cover the hall costs and goes towards EVIS.