Friday 15 November 2019

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 CafĂ©  - 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!