Trying to get a parking space in the town, after passing through the vast number of people awaiting Santa, was extremely difficult, and I ended up in a space just near the Carrick Road, which meant I had to walk back hurriedly to Malcomson Square.
On the way I came across this group of young boys on these multi-coloured, lit-up vehicles,
who were to precede the illuminated tractors leading Santa.
It was bitterly cold and I wasn't well wrapped up,
and anyhow I need to be heading off at 7.05 to be at another function some miles away,
so I decided to try and get just a few shots and head off.
This young couple and their children, in Brown Street,
had obviously been around for quite a while awaiting that important visitor.
Likewise, in Brown Street, this group of young local girls,
were awaiting the start of the parade,
which they too would lead.
Photography was difficult due to the low street lighting.
In the background can be seen the fine Christmas tree and some of the overhead lights,
just some of the many festive adornments
erected by Portlaw Task Force.
As I rushed away, I managed to get just one photo from the Tractor Run,
and missed out on Santa,
except to see his arrival on video next day.
Thanks to Portlaw Task Force for the huge improvements they have introduced
in the area during the past two years or so!