The Christmas lights will be switched on in Dumfries at 5pm today, November 25.
The family entertainment gets underway at 1pm with a performance from the Dumfries Razzamataz Theatre School.
In the afternoon, Zoe Bestal and classical music with a modern twist will be provided by Voce.
Later the entertainment takes on a Scottish flavour with lively folk melodies from Jenn Butterworth and Laura-Beth Salter.
Santa gets in on the act at 4pm with a High Street procession before Silver Fox take to the stage to get the crowds singing along in the run up to the big switch on at 5pm.
– Cllr Gill Dykes, Dumfries &Galloway
"The Christmas lights switch-on is a great occasion in Dumfries. I would encourage you to come along with your families and friends to enjoy the entertainment running throughout the afternoon, with the big finale being the switch-on of the lights at 5pm."