Christmas has officially arrived in Fife.
The cold snap did not deter the large crowds who gathered in Dunfermline to see the Auld Grey Toun sparkle in its winter coat of lights.
A full programme of events welcomed visitors into the town, including a Christmas market, live music, a radio roadshow, food and drink stalls and funfair rides.
Pipers led the parade, joined by pantomime characters in costume, stiltwalkers, Fife Provost Jim Leishman and, of course, Santa.
Music at the Glen Gates was provided by tribute act One and Only Direction before Santa switched on the lights.
Dunfermline Delivers manager Lisa Edwards said: “I was really happy to see the people of Dunfermline come along with their family and friends to celebrate the beginning of this festive season.
“Dunfermline had a real buzz as Santa Claus came to town.”
Meanwhile, over in Kirkcaldy, children were busy putting the finishing touches to their array of lanterns ahead of this weekend’s traditional lantern parade and Christmas fireworks display.
And in Glenrothes the festive season enjoyed a splash of pink as children’s favourite Peppa Pig was the celebrity who turned on the lights in the Kingdom Centre.