The countdown to Christmas is underway in and around East Dunbartonshire, with people being urged to enjoy a series of events, attractions and festive fare.
The atmosphere will be electric as Christmas decorations begin shining a light on shops and services in local towns and villages in the coming weeks.
East Dunbartonshire Council is supporting community groups and traders organising switch-on events and other festive fun.
The latest switch-on times are (please check locally for more details of each event and any changes):
· Milngavie - Saturday 21 November - 5pm
· Bishopbriggs - Thursday 26 November - 5pm
· Lennoxtown - Friday 27 November - 4.50pm
· Haughhead - Friday 27 November - 5.30pm
· Torrance - Friday 27 November - 6.45pm
· Kirkintilloch - Saturday 28 November - 5pm
· Milton of Campsie - Friday 4 December - 6pm
· Lenzie - Saturday 5 December - 5.30pm
In addition, Mugdock Country Park is hosting a Christmas Fayre on Friday, November 27 (5pm-9pm) - featuring Santa’s Grotto, food and drink, market stalls, children’s rides, archery, carol singers, arts and crafts, and
more. The Christmas lights will be switched on at 6pm.
In Bishopbriggs on Thursday, November 26, East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Cultural (EDLC) Trust and the community council will be helping to host festive fun around the switch-on event.
The lights will turned on at 5pm at Morrisons, with a Santa’s Grotto in Bishopbriggs Library from 5.15pm-6.15pm. There will be performances from local school choirs at the switch-on and at the library. There will also be a funfair and DJ from 4pm-6pm.
The Kirkintilloch event - being organised by the Regent Centre and community council - is on Saturday, November 28 and will feature choral music and fireworks.
Meanwhile, the Lennoxtown event on November 27 will be followed by Lennoxtown Primary’s Christmas Fayre.
Plans for the Milngavie Christmas Festival in the precinct on November 21 are now well advanced - organised by Milngavie Business Improvement District (BID).
Activities throughout the afternoon will include music, performances by local schools, dance clubs and others, an arts and crafts creative market,face painting, story-telling, fairy princesses from ‘Frozen’, a Christmas
Donkey Stable, Santa’s Grotto, magician and more.