Local schools kick off Christmas at Asda Kirkcaldy

editorial image

Asda Kirkcaldy held its very own Christmas light switch-on ceremony on Friday afternoon to launch the store’s Yuletide 2015 celebrations.

David Torrance MSP and pupils from St Marie’s Primary School choir, flicked the switch to officially turn on the Christmas lights, before regaling store customers with a selection of much-loved Christmas songs.

Following the illumination of the Christmas tree, pupils from Kirkcaldy High School and St Andrew’s High School music departments will performed more Christmas classics - from ‘Away in a Manger’ to ‘Jingle Bells’ to ‘Santa Got Stuck Up the Chimney’ for the enjoyment of customers in the store foyer.

Jean Ritchie, Community Life Champion, who organised the event, said: “Christmas is a great excuse to get involved in our local community, something that is an integral part of what we do at Asda and something we take pride in as well as enjoyment.

“We wanted to include members of our local community to help launch our Christmas celebrations and we think three local schools and our local MSP have done just that!”

The launch ceremony was the first of many Christmas events taking place at the store.

On December 5 the Rotary Club of Kirkcaldy will visit for a fundraising afternoon with Santa’s musical sleigh between 11.00 a.m - 4.00 p.m.

December 9 will see the Dysart Colliery band playing Christmas songs for customers between 6-8.00 p.m. with Pathhead Parish Church collecting for Maggie’s Fife on the 17th from 6.30-8.00 p.m.

Finally the Salvation Army Band will be playing on December 19 from 10.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m.