The Christmas parade and light switch-on took place on Saturday 1st December and was enjoyed by over 1000 onlookers, with enough of a break in the weather to allow for a very enjoyable event.

Crowds met Santa Claus off the Lerwick Lifeboat and lined the street as the procession moved along. Santa greeted those who had come out to watch as the wonderfully decorated sleighs and quads followed on behind with Peerie Foxes nursery pupils waving wands to switch on the Christmas lights. The Drivers were resplendent in a selection of Christmas outfits and animated hats!

Connor the Goat also accompanied Santa on the route as the parade was followed by the Lerwick Brass Band and Jarl Squad. In addition this year, there were vehicles from the Fire and Coastguard services adding their own lights to the dark evening.

Carols at the Market Cross were accompanied by snow showers, supplied by elves from VisitScotland and High Level Music!

Santa was interviewed by Radio Shetland's Davie Gardner before heading off on his way back to the North Pole to get ready for the build up to the big day.

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