It’s going to be big, Stoney’s Christmas Extravaganza

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This year Stonehaven’s Christmas Extravaganza will take place this Saturday November 28 with plenty on offer throughout the town.

Last week we brought you the journey of Stonehaven’s Christmas tree which arrived this Tuesday.

Santa pictured with Lucas Currid and Amber Dowie at last years switch on''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES

Santa pictured with Lucas Currid and Amber Dowie at last years switch on''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES

Members of the Stonehaven and District Community Council have been busy decorating the tree to get ready for the big switch on Saturday. The tree went up on Tuesday with transport done by local man Mark Spence owner of MGS Logistics LTD. This year a new tree stand was made and fitted by another local man Stuart Hutchison owner of HPS. The stand has been put in place to secure the tree which will be lit up on Saturday.

Taking place in the Market Square, festivities will begin nice and early at 10am with entertainement throughout the day. Bon Accord Silver Band will kick things off but there will be carol singing, face painting and mulled wine during the day.

Mearns FM will also be entertaining in the square from 3pm.

The biggest attraction will be Princesses Elsa and Anna from the Disney Film Frozen who will be appearing from 1-3pm for photos and autographs, there will be a prize for the best dressed Prince or Princess too.

The land train will be back on Saturday ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES

The land train will be back on Saturday ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES

The Christmas Parade from the Leisure Centre to the Market Square in Stonehaven will start around 4pm.

Organised this year by My Beautiful Caravan and Niall Menzies from DE Shoes the day leads up to the big switch on which will happen around 4.30pm.

The event posting on Facebook says: “This years events in the square are being organised by the lovely ladies at My Beautiful Caravan and Nial Menzies from DE shoes.

“Day starts at 10am with lots of offers in the shops which will appear here soon, music in the square, facepainting and other attractions.

The Christmas Parade and lights switch last year''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES

The Christmas Parade and lights switch last year''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES

“Parade is being organised by Chris Simpson from Ma Simpson’s so if you’re interested in taking part please contact her at the shop.

This years theme is Christmas songs and Carols. Parade will leave the leisure centre at 4pm, with light switch on being around 4.30pm.”

The Land Train will also be running a shorter route for the Christmas event in the Square starting at Market Square, heading to the Harbour, then to the QEII Caravan Park and back to Market Square at the following times: 10.30, 11.15, 12.00, 12.45, 1.15, 2.00, 2.45

Fares are: Adults £3.50, Child 2 – 12 years £2.00, Family (2 adults + 2children) £10.00, Adult Concession £3.00.

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