Festive celebrations get in to full swing this week with the traditional Christmas lights switch-on across East Dunbartonshire.
The fun at Bishopbriggs town centre runs from 3-6pm tomorrow (Thursday) with STV Glasgow weather presenter Storm Huntley carrying out the honours at 5pm, along with Provost Una Walker and the town’s gala queen.
Enjoy music from a DJ and local school choirs, fairground rides, and a visit from Santa in his Grotto in the library.
At Lennoxtown, the fun runs from 5-8pm on Friday, November 28. The primary school choir will perform at 5.15pm prior to the switch-on by Councillor John Dempsey at 5.30pm.
There will be a Christmas Fair, with a DJ, lazer quest game and more. Haughhead also stage their lighting up festivities on Friday, November 28.
Celebrations take place at Kirkintilloch on Saturday, November 29, from 3-6pm with the lights being switched on by Heart FM DJ Paul Harper at 5pm.
Market stalls will feature around the edge of Regent gardens.
Union Street will be closed past Peel Park Medical Surgery for fairground rides and a youth band and choirs will perform from 3pm with fireworks in Peel Park after the switch-on.
The countdown to Christmas begins for the people of Lenzie on Saturday, December 6.
Gala queen Emily Dick will light up the town, with carols outside Lenzie Old Parish Church at 5pm and a visit by Father Christmas.
Milton of Campsie Community Council have organised the village’s Christmas switch-on and celebrations at Milton Cross and Stirling Hall on Friday, December 5 at 6pm
Councillor Alan Moir, convenor of the council’s development and regeneration committee said: “I am delighted we are able to support Christmas switch-on events again in our town centres.
“Extremely challenging financial circumstances mean we have been unable to directly fund the event as such but we have provided as much support as possible.
“The events are a great way for the community to come together.
“It’s perfect timing as the switch-on events come days after Scotland’s Towns Week – which aims to support, unite and inspire town centres across the country.
“Efforts to regenerate our town centres continue, but it’s vital that people rally round and shop local – especially in the run-up to Christmas.”