Light shines on Leven Christmas plans

Leven Christmas Light Switch On'November 2014
Leven Christmas Light Switch On'November 2014

Leven High Street will be lit up for the festive season with a special event to be held next weekend.

The annual light switch-on ceremony, organised by Leven Community Council, is due to take place on Saturday, November 28, with lots to see and do throughout the day.

From 11am, there will be a number of stalls along the high street, where you can pick up that special gift for Christmas, as well as fairground rides, face painting and of course, Santa’s Grotto for the little ones.

From 3pm at the north end of the high street outside the Caledonian Hotel, there will be entertainment by school choirs from St Agatha’s Primary School and Mountfleurie Primary School, as well as local singer/songwriter Cody Feechan.

Ahead of the light switch-on, which will take place at 4.30pm, Methilhill Community Pipe Band will lead the parade along the high street alongside Scottish Parliamentary speaker Tricia Marwick MSP.

The lights will then be turned on by Rose Queen for 2015, Lola Taylor.

Alistair Suttie, chairman of Leven Community Council, said: “I’m looking forward to the switching on of the Christmas lights.

“The lights really make a difference and brighten up the long dark days of winter.

‘‘We are always looking at different ideas for these events and would welcome all suggestions for improving and enlarging the switch-on.

“It would be great to get support from the public and local business.

‘‘To that end, we will be fundraising next year to grow this event into an even bigger attraction.

“Meanwhile, let’s enjoy what we have.

‘‘Come along, enjoy our local talent and see if we can fill the High Street.”

Visitors will also notice some new lighting in addition to the festive decorations, namely outside the TSB Bank.

These tree lights will remain throughout the winter period, keeping the high street lit up until around March.