At least here in Stirling it is.
Santa made his appearance in Stirling city centre this morning, along with a marching band and real reindeer.
His visit kicks off Stirling's Winter Festival, one of the highlights of which has to be the fabulous Deacon Blue in concert at the castle for Hogmanay (31st December). The strange coincidence is that I actually booked Deacon Blue as a student entertainments organiser more years ago than I care to remember, so to have them headlining here for Hogmanay feels extra special.
See in 2009 in style, come visit us in Stirling!!