Festive ‘light-up’ this weekend in Inverurie

The spectacular firework display at last year's St Andrew's Day Parade and Firework Display.
The spectacular firework display at last year's St Andrew's Day Parade and Firework Display.
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WITH final arrangements being made for the annual St Andrew’s Day Parade and Christmas Tree Light Switch-On in Inverurie this weekend.

And this year the event will be bigger and better than ever, dubbed the “Inverurie Christmas Weekender, with events taking place on Saturday, November 23, and Sunday, November 24, and organisers are hoping for the usual big turnout from the local community.

This year there will be International Farmers Market in Market Place that will be open on both Saturday and Sunday, from 9am-8pm on both days.

The St Andrew’s Day Parade will take place on Sunday, starting at 3pm, making its way to Market Place. Last year the parade featured a host of local groups and uniformed organisations led by pipes and drums, so expect a colourful and vibrant display, brightening up a winters day.

Market Place will alive with music, carol singing and lost of goodies to eat and drink. Local organisations will be manning stalls, and there will also be a host of trade stalls with fantastic Christmas present ideas, so you can find the perfect gift.

No Christmas Weekender would be completed without an appearance from the man himself, Santa Claus, who has once again promised to make a visit to Inverurie during his busy festive schedule.

The big Christmas light switch on will take place at later in the afternoon, and, as last year, will be carried out by the newly named Inverurie Citizen of the Year. The grand finale will be the spectacular firework display which will begin at 5pm at Inverurie Town Hall.

The event is organised by Inverurie Events, a registered charity, who are responsible for the Christmas lights, along with the generous sponsorship of local clubs and businesses. Last year Inverurie Events were able to add 35 more displays to the festive lighting in the town.