Banchory will stage its annual Christmas light switch-on this week to welcome in the festive season.
The event is being held at Bellfield Car Park, close to the town centre, at 7pm on Friday November 25.
A parade attended by Santa and his reindeer will begin at 6pm, with the event promising to be bigger than ever.
Numerous stalls as well as carol singers, dancers, face painting and fire jugglers will keep children and families entertained.
The switch-on will be performed by local Paralympic gold medal skiers Neil and Andrew Simpson.
There will also be music from the newly-formed Banchory Pipe Band.
The event comes after Aberdeen was forced to cancel the Christmas light switch-on last week due to bad weather.
A yellow warning had been in place for most of the north-east on Thursday, so city officials decided to cancel the switch-on.
Aberdeen’s Christmas lights were instead switched on during Sunday’s festive parade along Union Street.
In Inverness, Highland Council decided to not stage a switch-on ceremony citing rising costs, with the last event taking place in 2019.
Entry to the Banchory Christmas light switch on is free.