LAST Sunday was a fun filled day as Switched on Innerleithen celebrations kicked off at 9am before the Christmas light switch-on at 4.30pm.

Visitors to the town had plenty of activities to choose from and a variety of local shops opened their doors, treating shoppers to festive treats like mince pies and mulled wine.

The day wasn't dampened by the odd rain shower and everyone was in high spirits as the day went on.

The evening's special guest for the switch-on, all the way from the north pole was of course Father Christmas, who arrived in his brand new sleigh, courtesy of the Peebles and District round Table.

For those who wanted to keep the Christmas magic going, live music could be enjoyed at venues around the town into the night.

Karen Nairn from Switched on Innerleithen told us: "There was a great buzz about the town and was lovely to see so many out in support.

"It was especially heartening to see crowds 3 and 4 deep right along the high street to see the lights switched on by the town's dux boy, dux girl and lantern bearer.

"A massive thanks to all the businesses and local bands who went to such efforts to make switched on Sunday a success, thanks to Innerleithen Civic Association for all their hard work in organising the lights and making the town look spectacular and finally to everyone who donated to the Association so Innerleithen can continue to enjoy the best lights in the Borders."