Hundreds of people got into the festive spirit tonight as Aberdeen’s Christmas lights were switched on.
Crowds lined Union Street to see the parade, which made its triumphant return after two years away due to Covid.
The rain – which delayed Thursday’s Christmas tree light switch on – stayed away to allow kids big and old to enjoy the spectacle.
Charlie House’s popular Santa Run kicked the fun off, with dozens of fun runners donning the famous red and white suit to take part.
The parade include Santas on Scooters, giant stilt-walking Nutcrackers, panto characters and a number of charities.
As the first characters made their way under a string of lights they lit up, delighting the crowd lined all the way from Holburn junction to Castlegate.
The Christmas tree – a Norwegian spruce donated each year by Aberdeen’s twin city Stavanger – was also lit tonight.
Aberdeen’s Christmas Village is also now in full swing, with funfair rides and festive treats on offer, as well as craft stalls during the weekends at Curated at the Quad.
The next event on Aberdeen’s festive calendar is the launch of an all-new interactive Hunt for the Lost Toys Christmas Trail on December 1.
Check out our photo gallery from tonight’s switch-on.