Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Oh Christmas Tree!

Well, it seems it really is that time of year again, we are in the season of Advent, and tomorrow night (Wednesday 30th November) Stromness folk will gather at the Pier Head for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

The Salvation Army Band will get everyone in the mood playing a selection of Christmas favourites at 5.45pm then at 6pm Councillor James Stockan will open proceedings, followed by a Christmas message from the new minister of Stromness Parish Church, Rev Billy Burnside, who will switch on the festive lights. There will be Christmas Carols sung by Stromness Primary School pupils, and a community carol, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, led by the Stromness Church Choir and The Salvation Army Band.

To keep out the cold there will be mince pies, mulled wine and fruit punch and the bairns can look forward to light sticks and festive sweets, and perhaps a visit from a special guest?!

We'll be working, so unforunately won't make it along, but if the bonny tree and lights inspire you to get going with your own festive decorations, then pop into the library on your way home - we have lots of books to help you plan your decorating theme, from the traditional to the trendy.

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