Christmas is coming to Renfrew

19th Nov 2019

Renfrew will shine bright this Saturday, 23 November, as the Christmas Lights are switched on in the town centre.

The festivities in the town centre kick off at 12 noon and there’s a sleigh-load of free family fun on offer to keep even the littlest elf entertained.

Renfrew Town Hall will be busy hosting free face painting and a balloon artist until 4.00pm, and you can catch Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre’s performance of Lost Bears’ Christmas at 12 noon and 1.00pm.

It wouldn’t be Christmas without carols! Renfrew Burgh Band will be hosting their annual Christmas Carol Concert in Renfrew Town Hall from 3.00pm.

Santa will be waiting in his grotto to hear what’s on your Christmas list this year – you can find him inside the Renfrew Christian Fellowship Hall until 4.00pm. Don’t forget to say hello to Rudolph and his friends!

From 3.00 until 5.00pm, local performers will showcase their talents on the main stage before the big switch on.

There’s something for the thrill seekers too, with a funfair located in Charles Avenue car park until 6.30pm.

Research shows around 65p from every pound spent in the local area stays in the local area and Renfrewshire Council are encouraging visitors to the event to take part in the Spend Local campaign and support the wide range of businesses on offer in Renfrew town centre.

At 5.00pm, the Renfrew Christmas Lights will be switched on and the sky above Renfrew will be lit up with a spectacular fireworks display.

Renfrewshire’s Depute Provost Cathy McEwan will be there to switch on the lights. She said: “Our winter events season is in full swing and it’s brilliant having all this activity in the heart of the town centre. There is fantastic entertainment on all afternoon – with carol singing, face painting, Santa’s reindeer and more, finishing with an unmissable fireworks display. This year I’ll be joined by competition winner Mairead from St James’ Primary School, Renfrew, to switch on the lights and I’d love to see you all there too.”

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