Local children brought the light to a dreich autumn day as Kirkcaldy switched on its festive illuminations.
However, some disappointed youngsters missed out on the traditional lantern parade through the town after the procession left early.
Despite this, the event went ahead on Saturday, including a delightful rendition of the song Bringing the Light by local pupils and a spectacular fireworks display.
Town centre promoters Kirkcaldy 4 All apologised through social media for the “unscheduled early start” to the parade.
“The front of the parade moved – led by some who were not involved in it. It meant the parade moved off earlier than intended,” said a spokesperson.
“We were unable to restart so continued, slowly, in the hope all would catch up.
“It is a great shame this happened and we’re upset that some missed out as a result.
“Our parade and switch on are the culmination of many weeks’ planning and collaboration between so many partners.
“We work hard to deliver this free, family-friendly event and will do all we can to avoid a repeat of tonight’s unfortunate start.”
Communities across Fife have been gearing up for the festive season.
Cupar’s Christmas market and lights switch on was also held on Saturday.
Local residents got into the spirit of things with colourful costumes and Santa popped in to the Corn Exchange to meet local youngsters.
A DJ and fairground rides added to the party atmosphere.