A FEAST of festive family fun is set to take place in Carluke as the town’s Christmas lights are officially switched on as darkness falls today, Friday, November 28.
The town centre fun will begin just after 3pm, with Radio Clyde’s Gina McKie hosting a mix of music, games and competitions to keep the crowd entertained, with the lights switched on in Market Square at 6pm.
A Christmas Fairytale Show will feature sing-a-long favourites from films Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Aladdin, Brave and Frozen.
South Lanarkshire Provost Eileen Logan will be joined on stage by Santa, Gala Queen Claire-Jane Rye and Gina for the countdown to the lights being switched on.
Provost Logan said: “I hope as many people as possible will come along and help us celebrate what has become a hugely successful and enjoyable local event.
“There is a real family atmosphere in the town during the switch-on celebrations and there is something for everyone to enjoy.
“Hopefully the amount of people who turn up will also have a beneficial effect for local businesses.”
Snow is also guaranteed on the day, with the switching on of the lights triggering a fall of fake flakes. Festive music will be played as the crowds disperse.
A balloon artist and magician will also entertain the crowds, with a Christmas Market running from 3pm to 6.30pm.
Meanwhile, Law’s Christmas lights will be switched on at the Cross by Santa and Claire-Jayne at 4.30pm on Friday.
From 4pm, Law Bowling Club is the venue for festive events featuring a meal and stalls selling Christmas goods. There will also be choir singing from local school pupils.
Local SNP Councillor David Shearer said: “This is our 10th year doing this and it seems to get better every time.”