Thousands lined the streets of Broughty Ferry to see Santa turn on the Christmas lights.
A Merry Ferry Christmas was celebrated with a carnival-like atmosphere on Grey Street and Brook Street and entertainment on the big stage.
The lights were officially turned on at 7pm by Santa and Dundee Lord Provost Bob Duncan, with a little help from Amelia Murray, a P3 Forthill Primary pupil who won the Christmas card competition.
The event is organised by Broughty Ferry Traders’ Association and spokesman Sandro Paladini said they estimated more than 3,000 people turned out this year.
He said: “It is great to see so many people out again for the Christmas lights.”
Children from Eastern Primary School choir warmed up the crowds before Downfield Musical Society took to the stage to perform songs from their upcoming pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk, which runs from December 16 to 21.
Also entertaining the crowds were Gleadhraich, who gave a rock and roll twist to some festive classics.
The traders’ association donated £2,100 to local good causes which this year were the RNLI, Age Concern, the Dundee Food Bank, Friends of Broughty Ferry Library, the 23rd Broughty Ferry Scouts, Greenlaw House and the Volunteers Centre
The awards were presented by Steve James, chairman of Broughty Ferry Traders’ Association.
Also recognised were the winners of the poster competition Eastern Primary pupils Erik Levack and Isabella Passway, Barnhill Primary pupils Lucy McDevitt and Niamh Bain and Forthill Primary pupils Robyn Anderson and Rory O’Brien, whose artwork was used on local event advertising.