With a flick of a switch local towns and villages were turned into a twinkling festive frenzy, as many held their lights switch on events at the weekend.
In Kirkintilloch, Bishopbriggs and Lennoxtown people turned out in their hundreds to enjoy the Christmas lights display.
The weekend is traditionally the one where tills go into meltdown and shoppers get set to spend, spend, spend.
But around the area people took time out to enjoy the more simple pleasures of the festive season. On Thursday STV Glasgow weather presenter Storm Hunter, helped by Provost Una Walker and the gala queen, switched on the lights in Bishopbriggs town centre.
There was music from school choirs and a DJ, fairground rides and Santa himself was in the library.
In Lennoxton the primary school choir got everyone into the spirit of things with their Christmas carols before Councillor John Dempsey did the honours.
On Saturday Heart FM DJ Paul Harper switched on the Kirkintilloch lights. The town was packed with market stalls, fairground rides, choirs and bands performing, with fireworks rounding off the event.
Residents inHaughhead also enjoyed their event.
Coming up this weekend is the Lenzie light up on Saturday and the Milton of Campsie switch on this Friday