Dobbies Sandyholm parade welcomes Santa 2014 Slideshow

SANTA arrived at Dobbies Garden Centre in the Clyde Valley to really kick-start the Christmas festivities.

Leading the parade were Stonehouse Pipe Band and Joanne’s Dance Troupe from Carluke, along with Dobbies Little Seedlings Club, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, characters from Disney’s Frozen and Doc McStuffin.

Horse-power...rather than reindeer power for this elf and his helpers at Dobbies Sandyholm 2014 Santa parade (Pics James Clare)

Horse-power...rather than reindeer power for this elf and his helpers at Dobbies Sandyholm 2014 Santa parade (Pics James Clare)

Riding with Santa were Mrs Claus, two elves and Matthew and Cameron Bryson.

Dobbies community champion Jennifer Aitchison said: “Throughout the day, we had free face painting, a candy ferris wheel, DJ and balloon entertainment by Rainbow Entertainment in Carluke and the Dalserf Church Choir.

“All the money raised on the day went to Dobbies national charity partner Together For Short Lives.”

Freelance photographer James Clare was on hand to capture the action for the Gazette and his pictures are featured in our slideshow, created for your viewing pleasure by editor Julie Currie.

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