To bring the festive community spirit back to Montrose two local voluntary groups have joined forces to organise a Christmas spectacular.
Last week, the Review revealed that there will be no official switch-on when the Christmas lights in the town’s High Street are turned on on Thursday, December 5, but Montrose Emergency Services Group (MESG) and Borrowfield Community Group Association have teamed up to bring a holiday bonanza to Borrowfield.
The event will be held on Sunday, December 15, at Borrowfield Community Centre and School, Newhame Road, from 2 to 7 p.m.
Police Scotland Community Officer Ally Hutchison said: “We decided after the hugely successful Borrowfield Fun Day in August that we would hold a Christmas event and that it would be a joint venture between the two groups to bring some festive community spirit to the town.
“The absence of a light switch on and High Street extravaganza only further emphasised the need for voluntary groups to come together and help the town.”
The man himself, Santa, will be arriving at 5 p.m. for the Christmas light switch-on and then he will be taken to his grotto inside the community centre.
At the event, there will be a range of activities, plus inside and outside stalls, to suit the whole family. These include fairground rides, Santa’s horse and cart rides and a roller disco at Borrowfield Primary School between 2.30 and 4.30 p.m.
Christmas music will be played on stage throughout the bonanza at the community centre by the Jazzy P Experience, with dancing and exercise from Maggie Kelly’s Energie Fitness Gym, carol singing by 2nd Montrose Guides, Brownies and Rainbows and the Gordon School of Dancing.
Newhame Road will be closed between 1 and 8 p.m. on Sunday, December 15 for the Borrowfield Christmas Bonanza.