Nov 25 2010 By Ben Spencer
THE switch on of the Christmas lights was definitely fan-dabi-dozi this year after panto favourites The Krankies were invited to light up Glasgow.
Around 18,000 people gathered in George Square to see a spectacular fireworks display at the annual event on Sunday night.
And The Krankies - Ian and Janette Tough - had the crowd in stitches before turning on the lights with Provost Bob Winter.
Speaking before the packed out event, Jimmy Krankie said:"Being asked to switch-on Glasgow's Christmas Lights is totally fan-dabi-dozi.
"We can't wait to light up Glasgow and see all our fans before we star in Glasgow's biggest panto, Aladdin, at the SECC Armadillo."
The glittering event saw George Square transformed with a dazzling display of lights and decorations and a towering tree.
ere were also performances from students at the Musical Theatre course at The Dance School of Scotland.It was hosted by George Bowie and Suzie McGuire from Radio Clyde.
Mr Winter said: "This is one of the most
eagerly awaited events of the year and a truly spectacular occasion. The
crowd love it - and so do I. "
"The spectacular fireworks display, the performances and the switching on of the Christmas Lights means there is no better way to get into the Christmas spirit."