MORE towns and villages across East Lothian are joining in the fun and switching on their Christmas light displays.

Tomorrow (Friday), those in Elphinstone can head along to the switch-on at 6pm.

Hot chocolate and mince pies will be served, with people invited to the miners’ club afterwards.

On Saturday it is North Berwick’s turn, with carol singing from 4pm outside Abbey Church marking the start of the countdown.

The light switch-on takes place at 4.30pm, just before Santa arrives, and children have a chance to meet the special guest. Refreshments will be served in the church hall from 4.40pm.

On the same day, Prestonpans has a fair in the Town Hall from 2pm. The lights are switched on at 4.15pm at the war memorial.

On Sunday, Cockenzie and Port Seton sees a change of venue. The lights will be switched on this year at the Port Seton Centre at 5pm.

Afterwards, the centre has mulled wine, mince pies, children’s snacks, activities, a visit from Santa and songs from the community choir.

Haddington also switches on its lights on Sunday at the Christmas tree outside the Corn Exchange at 5.30pm. There is also carol singing around the tree assisted by Santa.

Also in Haddington, for the first time ever, Nungate Gala Committee has put up a Christmas tree outside Nungate and Haddington Community Centre. Lights will be switched on at 2.45pm, with entertainment, including the chance to visit Santa’s Grotto, from 1pm to 3pm.

Musselburgh joins in on the festive fun with the return of Santa’s grotto at this year’s Christmas market, which has been organised by the town’s community council.

The market runs 11.30am-3.30pm outside the Old Town Hall, with East Coast Radio and an array of stalls keeping Santa company.

The event is followed by the torchlight parade, which leaves the Town Hall at 6pm. It will be led by The Toun Band, Santa, members of Musselburgh’s cadet forces, pipe bands and the Clark Community Choir.

The parade makes its way to The Brunton for a short carol service and the turning on of the lights at about 6.30pm, which this year will be done by the cast of The Brunton panto Cinderella.

Finally on Monday, Ormiston is full of festive cheer. The lights will be switched on at 7pm in the church car park by Jim Watson, owner of McNeills Garage, and his wife Joyce, who will start the countdown.

They will be joined by Sandy and Suzanne Butler, who will once again lead the singalong, with help from the school choir and brass band.