On Friday night lots of businesses stayed open to allow people working outside the town to do their Christmas shopping in a festive atmosphere. To help encourage people to come out on the street the Development Trust and Business Group again organised an Illuminated Parade. It was even bigger and better than last year and we are very grateful for Loraine Swan and the Lanimer Committee for organising this event. Many thanks to all the Lanimer Lorry entrants who kept their floats and decorated them with fairy lights to make such an impressive display. The Lanimer Queen and her two chief maids were snuggled up in white fur capes in their open carriage. This year we also had a couple of bands to add to the festive spirit. Border Biscuits, as usual, gave us a great deal of financial support to make this possible.
Thanks to the Cornet’s Club who, at their own expense, hired horses for the parade also some of the riders from Scottish Equi who came along to swell the throng and to Mr Goulding for bringing along his reindeer and Santa Train, they added to the spectacle.
Lots of things are still to happen as part of WinterFest:
Christmas Cookery Demonstration, 2pm, Greyfriars Church Hall, £4