Capital's Light Night marks start of city's festive season
Santa was one of the main guests at the show.
The festive season is well and truly under way as the city centre lit up this evening as the city's Light Night, hosted by Forth One Breakfast Show’s Arlene Stuart, kicked off.
Thousands of people huddled on the busiest streets of the Capital to witness the switching on of the Christmas lights, an event that marks the beginning of the festive season in the Capital every year.
The show included several performance, including Edinburgh’s Little Voices Big Stars, Rock Choir Live, the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh’s Community Choir, and Intercultural Youth Scotland.
Even Santa Clause made a cameo appearance, as he flew up the Royal Mile in his magnificent sleigh, wowing the audience.
He was then accompanied by the Norwegian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Ambassador Strommen and the Lord Provost to switch on the lights decorating the Christmas Tree gifted by Norway, which stands tall on the Mound.
Light Night was part of Underbelly’s ‘Edinburgh Christmas’ alongside the Christmas Market in Princes Street Gardens, which opened its doors yesterday, and includes food and drink stalls, fairground rides and gift stalls.