Bringing Christmas to light in Leven!

Leven Christmas Light Switch On 2014
Leven Christmas Light Switch On 2014

Christmas was officially kicked off in Leven on Saturday night with the annual turning on of the festive lights on the High Street.

Crowds gathered to watch Rose Queen Tia Armour, flanked by her Christmas-clad attendants, lead the parade up the street, accompanied by music from the Methilhill Community Pipe Band.

Locals were also treated to some Yuletide tunes from local singer and X Factor star Jade Richards, accompanied by Dylan Palfrey on guitar, before Tia pushed that magic button to light up the street with festive cheer.

And in the run up to the light switch on, there was plenty to see and do on the high street, with craft and gift stalls, bouncy castle and of course, Santa’s Grotto. And Mickey and Minnie Mouse were also there to join in with the Christmas antics.

Alistair Suttie from Leven Community Group, which organised the event, said: “It went well. Thanks go to Leven Civic Week committee for bringing along the Rose Queen and her attendants.

“Also TS Ajax and the ATC for joining in the parade along with Methilhill Community Pipe Band.”

Alistair also issued thanks to Leven Environment Group which liaised with Fife Council for the installation of the lights, the community group members who gave up their time to assist with the event, and Jim Henderson for his technical expertise.

The group is keen to see the event get even bigger for 2015 and would welcome any suggestions at its next meeting in the new year.