Saturday ‘light-up’ dropped from schedule

Theatre Modo and Santa making their way down Marischal Street as part of the Glow Parade
Theatre Modo and Santa making their way down Marischal Street as part of the Glow Parade

THE Light Up Peterhead Committee has decided not to have a Saturday switch-on for its Christmas lights this year.

The decision was taken after much deliberation by the small committee, with their efforts instead to be focused on the popular glow parade.

Committee chair, Cath Agnew, said that the group felt that the Saturday event had ‘had its day’ and involved a lot of work for a few people.

She said that Theatre Modo had been an excellent addition to the Saturday programme for the past two years and hoped that they could be incorporated into the Thursday night glow parade activities, when the town’s Christmas tree would be officially switched on.

“We are a very small group and it takes a lot of effort and money to stage events and the Saturday switch-on was something we felt took a lot out of our budget and our time,” explained Cath.

“We need around £10,000 annually for the upkeep of the lights and we are now intent on focusing our efforts into finding sponsorship. If any company or individual wishes to help out, then we would be delighted to hear from them.

“In the meantime, we anticipate that the annual glow parade will be extra special this year and hopefully have a great turnout,” she added.