DALGETY Bay had a night to remember as hundreds of people turned out for a “magical” Christmas lights switch-on.

An 18-foot tree was put up and 5,000 lights soon shone bright thanks to the town’s gala king and queen.

Ryan Day and Hannah Martin did the honours on Saturday evening with around 500 people braving the weather and getting into the festive spirit.

The Christmas tree was gifted by Re/Max Dalgety Bay and owner Adrian King was delighted with how the event played out.

Adrian, who stays in the town, commented: “Despite the rain and wind, it was a magical event.

“The tree looked magnificent and it was lovely to see the community support the event in such large numbers and enjoying the festivities.”

After a huge community effort to put on the event, the lights switch-on raised £713 for next year’s Dalgety Bay & Hillend Gala.

The giant tree was erected in the grounds of Hugo’s Cafe Bar and there was live music on the night from Dalgety Bay Primary School choir and the Rosyth Concert Band.

And Santa put smiles on kids’ faces when he made a special visit to the town on a huge 15-foot boat, which was lit up like a Christmas tree thanks to Forth Marine Logistics.

There were also huskies and malamutes from the charity Sled Dog Rescue in attendance to meet families.

Guests were treated to mulled wine, hot drinks, homebaking and other treats and goodies within the church cafe by the gala team.