Bringing The Light - Kirkcaldy’s Christmas launch

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Saturday sees the festive season kick off with a bang in Kirkcaldy.

And it is hoped that everyone will turn out on Saturday to join in the fun and enjoy the spectacle.

The skies above the Town House will be lit up with a stunning firework display to mark the Lang Toun’s countdown to Christmas.

The illuminating display will be the climax of a series of free festive entertainment that’s being provided this year by organisers Kirkcaldy4All.

All the fun starts in the Mercat shopping centre from 1.00 p.m.

There will be free Ultra Glow face painting in the afternoon for little ones taking part in the day’s events, before the magical lantern parade winds its way through the town’s streets.

The family event was introduced to Kirkcaldy’s Christmas programme last year and due to its popularity and success it returns again this year.

For the past four weeks, members of the community have been busy making their own lanterns to carry during the parade at free workshops in the Mercat.

But don’t worry if you missed out, you could still make one at home before the weekend.

Pupils at a number of local primary schools got into the festive spirit again this year making cardboard lanterns in their classes.

Those who have created a lantern during the workshop sessions are asked to pick up their lantern from the Mercat workshop from 3.30 p.m. onwards on Saturday.

And for anyone bringing one along that they have made at home or school, they can pick up a free LED tea light.

Those taking part in the parade should then assemble on the High Street near the main entrance to The Mercat for the beginning of the parade, which starts at 4.15 p.m.

The light parade will head east along the High Street, led by Fife drumming
group Drumatik, before turning up Kirk Wynd
and going along Hunter Street towards the Town Square.

As the parade arrives in the Town Square, a single light will appear from above, marking the opening of a unique and heartwarming Christmas choir performance.

The choir, which is made up of children from schools across Kirkcaldy and the surrounding area, will perform a brand new piece of music entitled ‘Bringing of the Light’.

The piece has been specially commissioned from OnFife and has been written by Kirkcaldy music student Robert Forrest.

As that performance ends, a fantastic six minute long firework display will begin from the roof of the Town House.

Also on the day the Salvation Army Band will be leading carols and DJ John Murray from K107 FM will be rocking the crowds with popular Christmas hits.

Timetable:

From 1.00 - 4.00 p.m: Free Ultra Glow face painting in the Mercat Shopping Centre.

From 3.30 p.m: People should collect the lanterns they have made from the workshop space (next to TK Maxx) in the Mercat. Those bringing lanterns they made at school or home can collect free LED tea lights. Then all assemble outside the shopping centre’s main entrance on the High Street.

4.15 p.m - The Lantern Parade will leave from outside the Mercat, head along the High Street, up Kirk Wynd and along Hunter Street to the Town Square.

On arrival in the Town Square there will be the special ‘Bringing of the Light’ performance before the fireworks are set off from the roof of the Town House.

Christmas carols and music to follow.