Thousands turned out for an afternoon of festive cheer as the new Renfrew Christmas lights were switched on.

Santa was about to see what children had on their lists, and there was a chance to get the perfect Christmas photo with his reindeer.

There was something for even the littlest elf with puppet shows, face painting and Christmas arts and crafts in the town hall, and funfair rides in the Charles Avenue car park.

A carol service was held in the town hall, with classics played by Renfrew Burgh Band. On the main stage, hosted by Pulse FM, local artists showcased their talents ahead of the big switch-on.

Provost Cameron was joined by the Design a Light contest winner, Ava, nine, from St Anne’s Primary, to turn on the lights and together they set off the spectacular fireworks display.

Provost Cameron said: “I was delighted to see so many people turn out.”