Festive lights switch on events

Family fun in our town centres


We're hosting family, fun events to switch on the festive lights in seven town centres during November.

Santa Claus will make a special guest appearance at each of the free events, along with a live entertainment stage and music hosted by Heart Radio, a funfair ride, dance schools and choirs singing Christmas carols.

The events take place throughout November on:

  • 15th - Kenilworth Avenue, Wishaw, 3.30pm to 5.30pm, supported by Aroma Coffee & Kitchen and Specsavers Wishaw, with a performance by the Taggart Dance School.

  • 16th - Motherwell, by the Costa car park - 4.00pm to 6.00pm, in partnership with Motherwell Shopping Centre and supported by EE, featuring an appearance by Anton Danyluk from Love Island and music from tribute act Little Fix and Paulo Martini. There will be chocolate treats and water from Aldi and sweets from B&M. 

  • 22nd - Shotts - 3.30pm to 5.30pm, supported by Bells Food Group, with a performance by R&B vocalist Emiah from Coatbridge.

  • 23rd - Kilsyth - 3.30pm to 5.30pm, with music from Aimee Bryceland. An organ, organised by Paterson and Hughes Funeral Directors, will play carols during the day with a charity collection for Strathcarron Hospice.

  • 28th - Airdrie - 3.30pm to 5.30pm, supported by Albert Bartlett and O2, with a performance from Monklands Light Opera.

  • 29th - Bellshill - 3.30pm to 5.30pm, supported by Specsavers and RE/MAX, with music from Glasgow singer songwriter Ashleigh Burns.

  • 30th - Coatbridge - 3.30pm to 5.30pm, supported by Albert Bartlett and O2, with a performance from Scotland's biggest boy band, Just the Brave.

The Centre Cumbernauld is holding a lights switch on event on 23 November from 4.00pm.

Glow in the dark wristbands are available from town centre offices for children to wear - write on their name and a contact number to help us reunite you, if you get separated. Details are on the information sheet on the right of this page.

Please note

In Wishaw, Kenilworth Avenue will be closed to traffic from 10.30am to 8.00pm on 15 November between Main Street and Library Road.

In Bellshill, Main Street will be closed to traffic from 6.00am to 8.00pm on 29 November between the entrance to Orchard Court and the end of the road at number 162.

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