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.
"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."
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