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Thanks to the Community Council, local businesses and volunteers, Carnoustie town centre will get into the festive spirit this weekend with the Christmas lights being switched on in the High Street. 

Not deterred by the lack of Council funding, Carnoustie Community Council has gained the support of local businesses and volunteers over the past few months to ensure Carnoustie’s main street gets into the festive spirit and shines brightly during the festive season.

Thanks to local electrician, Ian Johnston from Johnston Electrical Services the lights have all been checked and members of the Carnoustie Community Council and the community volunteers and Councillors who gave up their free time to organise the event, direct traffic and erect the tree, lights and decorations.

Thanks to the support from local business, DJ Laing for loaning the machinery and the operators to erect the street lights, Carnoustie Golf Links for providing funding to purchase new lights and the staff at Franco’s Café for feeding and watering the team on a cold day. 

Karen Nicoll, Managing Director of the DJ Laing Group commented: “We are pleased to provide the equipment to assist/support the Community Council in making the town festive for the Christmas season and we are especially grateful to our skilled machine operators for giving up their time at the weekend to help this great cause.  Well done Lex Richardson and Kenny Law.  As a  local business, we are proud of our town and are happy to support the community in any we can. 

Natalie Ross, Event Coordinator of the event from the Carnoustie Community Council commented: “It has been a major task organising this year’s event for the third year running but with our large team of community volunteers we hope it will be a great event enjoyed by many residents.  The event could not go ahead without the support of local businesses and volunteers so we are grateful for their time and contribution. It’s amazing what can be accomplished when we all work together”

The Carnoustie Christmas Lights will be switched on by the town’s Citizens of the Year at 4.45pm on Sunday 24th November with live music and dance, food and drink, gifts, children’s rides and Santa’s Grotto taking place from 4pm to 6.30pm. There is sure to be fun for all the family! For safety reasons, the High Street will be closed to vehicles during the event.