Oban reindeer parade and lights switch on

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BID4Oban in partnership with the Rotary Club are delighted to be staging the Reindeer Parade this weekend, leaving the Corran Halls at 5pm.

The parade will be led by the magnificent Oban Pipe Band, followed by the reindeer pulling Santa in his sleigh and will make its way through the town to Station Square where Santa will then turn on the Christmas lights.

One big change to the parade this year is that the reindeer will be heading straight off to their next destination once they have dropped Santa off to his lighting podium.

This also helps with covid control protocols as it helps keep crowds from forming round the animals. Despite this being an outdoor event, please bear in mind social distancing should be maintained where possible.

The lights switch on is brought to you again by the Business Improvement District with Oban Electrics, Oban Community Council, West Highland Housing Association and Oban Common Good Fund having pulled their resources to provide new lights for the town this year.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, some of the lights will not be delivered in time for the switch on.

They will, however, be up the following week and will truly light up Oban for a spectacular Christmas 2021.

This doesn’t mean Santa’s job of lighting up the town will be in vain. Oban Electrics are pulling out all the stops to make sure that the trees are fully decorated and there will be plenty of lights for Saturday’s big event.