Grangemouth starts the countdown to Christmas

Santa thrilled youngsters in Grangemouth by attending the lighting up ceremony in La Porte Precinct.

Happy families enjoyed a party atmosphere on Saturday as they were entertained by The Big Bad Theatre Company, Glee and Q20 Theatre Company, and even treated to an impromptu dance routine by none other than Rudolph.

Rudolph joins Santa at the lights switch-on

Rudolph joins Santa at the lights switch-on

Falkirk Herald photographer Alan Murray was on hand to capture the scenes.