Festive Fun hits Dumfries – The Big Switch On!

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DGWGO are the official social media partner for “The Big Switch On” in Dumfries and are the first to announce the day’s events!

Facilities are open from 12noon, including everything from the ice rink, on stage acts and snow globe & Santa’s grotto.

Official Press Release

It has reached that time of year again, it’s time to put on your Christmas jumpers, Santa hats and head down to join in the Christmas fun and festivities in Dumfries town centre on Thursday 28th November 2013, at this year’s revamped Christmas lights Big Switch On event.

The fun starts at 12noon with entertainment programmed all afternoon for you and your family to enjoy, with activities planned to suit all ages.

There will be performances on the Plainstanes from local choirs, emerging local talent, schools, a sing-a-long with some of your favourite Disney characters, and excerpts from our top two local pantomimes; DG One’s “Jack and the Beanstalk” & the Theatre Royal’s/Guild of Players “Cinderella”.

Organisers are also delighted to announce that there will be :

o Ice rink
o Ski slope
o Santa’s grotto
o Giant Snow Globe
o Funfair rides
o Rodeo Reindeer

All activities will take place in Dumfries High Street, and are FREE apart from a small charge for accessing the Snow Globe, Santa’s Grotto and the Fairground Rides.

There will also be an opportunity to meet and greet your favourite local mascots Leo the Lion, Dougie the Doonhamer, and ToBi (the Tour of Britain mascot), as well as some of your favourite cartoon characters with Spongebob Squarepants, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Dora the Explorer, Daisy Duck, Donald Duck, all doing walkabouts to help us kick off the festive season in style.

The afternoon’s activities will conclude with the official Christmas lights “Big Switch On” happening at 6pm, with a brand new spectacular switch on experience which is currently being kept top secret.

Dumfries town centre is the place to be this festive season!

Councillor Ted Thompson, Chair of Nithsdale Area Committee and Provost of Dumfries said: “We are delighted that this year’s Big Switch On will offer families a wide range of winter wonderland experiences, providing a spectacular start to our holiday season which will bring visitors and locals into our town centre. The day will be completely different to Switch On’s in previous years, so come along and see some of the surprises that we have in store, and watch the day go off with a bang.”


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