A fabulous West End Christmas Fortnight launches soon! #dundeewestend

 
Saturday 23rd November sees the start of the West End Christmas Fortnight, a fortnight of many activities across the West End of Dundee.    The full brochure is launched today!
 
A highlight of the fortnight will be the Christmas Lights Switch On for the West End and a spectacular fireworks extravaganza, taking place on Wednesday 27th November.    This year’s West End Christmas Concert takes place that evening at Dundee West Church at 6.15pm.     There will be musical contributions from local nursery, primary and secondary schools.    The concert will be hosted by Gordon Sharp.    
 
We are delighted that “The Notables” will perform as well as local school pupils from 2 secondary schools, four primary schools and Cherry Blossom Nursery School – it will be a great concert and everyone is very welcome to attend.   Mains of Fintry Pipe Band will pipe everyone from the church to Seabraes for the Christmas Lights Switch-On.
 
At 7pm, there will be singing by the tree and thereafter at 7.20pm the West End Christmas Lights will be switched on at Seabraes by Santa.
There will again be a spectacular fireworks display after the lights switch-on.
 
West End Christmas Fortnight is packed with events and we hope that, as in the past 19 years, the local community will take part.      We are extremely grateful to all the local businesses for their support of the Christmas Fortnight, without which the events would not be possible.
 
Other main West End Christmas Fortnight events include :
 
• Saturday 23rd November                 P6 football Christmas Fortnight competition at Harris Academy.   P6 teams participating from our local primary schools.   All parents and family members welcome to spectate.   
 
• Monday 25th November                Blackness Library – Christmas Craft activities after school (and the following Monday)
 
• Friday 29th November                     Friends of the University of Dundee Botanic Garden’s children’s activities and a “Walk in the Dark” for children aged 4-9 
 
• Saturday 30th November                Christmas Clothes Swap and Repair Café  – The Gate 
 
Children’s Craft Event  –  West End Christmas Fortnight’s lovely children’s craft event led by the wonderful Lisa Earl of Create … Kids Create Craft Workshops.    Taking place at Logie St John’s (Cross) Church Hall.
 
West End Christmas Fortnight West Port Arts and Crafts Event (and again the following Saturday)
 
• Friday 6th December                      Christmas Lights Switch on in West Port at 5pm – music and fun!     
 
• Saturday 7th December                   Christmas Tea and Carols – The Gate – Afternoon tea and a sing-along of old favourite Christmas Carols. 
 
• Over Christmas Fortnight             Window Spotting Competition for local children.
 
Download the full brochure here!

Another great West End Christmas event tonight! #dundeewestend

The Christmas Lights Switch On in West Port is later today!    Don’t miss it!

Events take place in West Port in front of the Globe :
 
4.20 – 4 30      Fiddlers
4.30 – 4.40     Trombone Trio
4.40 – 4.55     Children’s Christmas Choir
4.55 – 5.00     Piper
5.00               West Port Christmas Tree Lights Switch On
5.00 – 5.10     Piper
 
There will be hot spiced apple juice being served to adults and hot chocolate being served to the children.

Don’t miss tonight’s West End Christmas events! #dundeewestend

A highlight of West End Christmas Fortnight will tonight!

This year’s West End Christmas Concert takes place that evening at Dundee West Church at 6.15pm.     There will be musical contributions from all local primary and secondary schools.    The concert will be hosted by Gordon Sharp.    

We are delighted that “The Notables” will perform as well as local school pupils – it will be a great concert and everyone is very welcome to attend.   Mains of Fintry Pipe Band will pipe everyone from the church to Seabraes for the Christmas Lights Switch-On.

At 7pm, Better Taygether singers will perform by the tree and thereafter at 7.20pm the West End Christmas Lights will be switched on at Seabraes by Santa.

There will again be a spectacular fireworks display after the lights switch-on.   Don’t miss it!

A fabulous West End Christmas Fortnight launches soon! #dundeewestend

Saturday 24th November sees the start of the West End Christmas Fortnight, which will be launched with a children’s crafts event followed by fortnight of many activities across the West End.
 
A highlight of the fortnight will be the Christmas Lights Switch On for the West End and a spectacular fireworks extravaganza, taking place on Wednesday 28th November.    This year’s West End Christmas Concert takes place that evening at Dundee West Church at 6.15pm.     There will be musical contributions from all local primary and secondary schools.    The concert will be hosted by Gordon Sharp.    
 
We are delighted that “The Notables” will perform as well as local school pupils – it will be a great concert and everyone is very welcome to attend.   Mains of Fintry Pipe Band will pipe everyone from the church to Seabraes for the Christmas Lights Switch-On.
 
At 7pm, Better Taygether singers will perform by the tree and thereafter at 7.20pm the West End Christmas Lights will be switched on at Seabraes by Santa.
There will again be a spectacular fireworks display after the lights switch-on.
 
West End Christmas Fortnight is packed with events and we hope that, as in the past 18 years, the local community will take part.      We are extremely grateful to all the local businesses for their support of the Christmas Fortnight, without which the events would not be possible.
 
Other main West End Christmas Fortnight events include :
 
• Saturday 24th November   :   Christmas Fortnight starts with the West End Christmas Fortnight’s lovely children’s craft event led by the wonderful Lisa Earl of Create … Kids Create Craft Workshops.    Taking place at Logie St John’s (Cross) Church Hall, this event is most suited to young school aged children.
 
• Monday 26th November and Monday 3rd December :  Children’s craft activity at Blackness Library.
 
• Friday 30th November  –  The Christmas Lights Switch on in West Port at 5pm – includes a choir at 4.30pm, piper at 4.50pm, apple spiced Christmas drinks and hot chocolate for the children.   
• Saturday 1st December  –  Free Christmas card making at Gallery 48, West Port.
   
• Saturday 1st December – Soup and pudding community lunch in Dundee West Church, 132 Perth Road.   
 
• Friday 7th December – Friends of the University of Dundee Botanic Garden’s children’s activities and a “Walk in the Dark”  
 
• Saturday 8th December – Free Christmas decoration making workshop at Gallery 48, West Port.
 
• Over Christmas Fortnight – Window Spotting Competition for children – prizes include a family membership of the Botanic Garden.
 
You can download the full West End Christmas Fortnight brochure here.