Jingle those bells...

Some of the lights from last year's display - we're told the new ones this year are even better.
Some of the lights from last year's display - we're told the new ones this year are even better.

Just a bit over three hours to go before the fun and games begins in High Street in the build-up to this year’s switching on of Falkirk’s Christmas lights.

Last year’s event drew thousands, but organisers Falkirk Delivers promise this year’s is going to be even better, with new lights to brighten up the town and plenty of entertainment to keep everyone amused.

It’s the official start of the festive season, and a rousing endorsement for local shops in the run-up to December 25 – and is to feature some very special guests.

At 5pm Provost Pat Reid will perform the switching-on honours, and other dignitaries present are to include both Prince Charming and Cinderella ... along with a supporting cast of angels.

There will be show rides for the children to enjoy, the hi-tech, high impact drumming of Spark!, and Christmas carols and entertainment from the Big Bad Wolf Theatre Company.