BID4Oban are once again thrilled to bring the Annual Reindeer Parade and Christmas Light Switch to Oban for all, both young and old, to enjoy and celebrate this special time of the year. As the beginning of the 10-day Oban Winter Festival this brings people in their thousands to Oban every year with each year becoming bigger and brighter.
The fabulous Oban Pipe Band led the parade of Santa and his Reindeers, from the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, from Corran Halls to Station Square where a mini fairground and mini market stall was being held.
Two lucky young Oban children, who had previously won a Rotary Club competition organised through the local primary schools, accompanied Santa in his sled and helped him switch on the Oban Christmas Lights.
Volunteers from Oban Rotary Club and the Oban & Lorn Lions Club were stewards on the night and along with BID4Oban staff, Police Scotland and Oban FM ensured that everyone had a safe and exciting night. A big thank you as well to the Street Lighting and Amenities Teams at Argyll and Bute Council who ensured that the street and Christmas Tree lighting worked perfectly and at the correct time.BID Oban18th November 2017