SANTA comes to town this weekend for Dunfermline’s annual Christmas lights switch-on.

The fun starts at midday on Saturday with the Santa Dash and will be followed by entertainment at the gap High Street stage which will have live music and performers between 1.30-4pm.

Acts will include Jason Duffy, Sophie de Rose, Jamie Adamson (guitarist of Moonlight Zoo), Raab led by singer/guitarist Robyn Smith and the Laura McFadden Dance Troupe.

Dunfermline’s own country punk band, Aye Hobos, will open the stage at the Glen Gates at 4pm in the lead-up to the parade and will be followed by a fire dancer.

Starting outside M&S at 4.30pm, the festive parade will include a giant Ice King and Queen, Cowdenbeath Majorettes, Whispering Women, Foster for Fife Choir, Workspace Dunfermline with artist Alan Grieve, Box and Beats accordion band, Dunfermline’s Pipe Band, Carnegie Hall, and, of course, Santa.

Local children will be carrying their Andrew Carnegie-inspired lanterns, created with talented artist Gemma Crawley during last Saturday’s event at the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum.

Britain’s Got Talent star Kerr James is performing in the lead-up to the countdown while the very important job of switching on the lights falls to the Press’ little community champions from our awards in June.

Chris Foote, from organisers Delivering Dunfermline, said: “Young people are leading every part of the event this year; the very talented star of Britain’s Got Talent, 13-year old Kerr James is the youngest yet to entertain the crowds in the lead-up to the switch-on and the young local community champions are turning on the lights. And we’ve got lots of great community groups joining in this year’s parade.”