Christmas lights were switched on at events in Brechin, Kirriemuir, Montrose and Stonehaven at the weekend.
The lights were lit up in Brechin by STV presenter Chris Harvey following a full programme of events in the town centre.
BRAVO Brechin’s Christmas in the City event got under way from 10am with a craft fair and coffee and cake in the City Hall.
Activities in Church Street included a bazaar, face painting, build a bear, traditional farm stalls and toys for sale.
Entertainment and performances began at noon in the High Street with the Brechin Brass Band kicking off proceedings.
Choirs from Brechin Churches Together, Brechin High School and Maisondieu Primary kept the crowd entertained.
Mac’s Carpets were announced as winners of the festive window display and presented with their award by Mr Harvey.
There was also tai chi, belly dancing and a mini play performance from Brechin Panto before the 4pm switch on.
A spokesman for BRAVO Brechin said: “A big thank you to Chris for comung along and spending the day with us.”
In Kirriemuir the town was lit up following a Christmas Market in The Square which took place from noon.
Stall-holders were offering information, crafts and goods on Little Roods and Cumberland Close.
There was also music from Forfar Instrumental Band during the afternoon.
The lights were switched on at 4.30pm before the arrival of Santa to spread Christmas cheer.
Sunday marked the official turn-on of the Christmas tree lights in Montrose, organised by Montrose Events.
The big switch-on took place at 4.30pm at The Ball House car park on the High Street.
Further north, a torch-lit costume parade and lights switch-on took place in Stonehaven.
Santa also made an appearance and visitors were able to enjoy a funfair or ride around the town on the popular land train.
Town centre shops and eateries were asked to create festive window displays for the event.
Stonehaven Business Association got into the spirit by dressing as fairytale or panto characters.
There was also live music provided by a brass band, pipe band, rock choir and other local artists.
A nativity scene was also set up, with Porridge the donkey, the mascot of the Aberdeen Brooke Supporters Group, making a special appearance.