Christmas festivities start in Lanark

Time to light up Lanark for Christmas
Time to light up Lanark for Christmas

It is time to light up Lanark!

Lanark’s Christmas lights will be switched on today, Saturday November 19, at 5pm as darkness descends on the High Street.

The Royal Burgh hosts Scotland’s largest one-day Christmas Market today, featuring almost 100 stalls from across Scotland and northern England selling crafts, specialist gifts, food and drink.

That runs from 9am until 5pm, or whenever the stalls are cleared out!

The lighting up fun includes performances from local theatre groups, a festive sing-a-long and, of course, an appearance by Santa Claus.

Entertainment is hosted by Radio Clyde’s Gina McKie, and the main attraction this year is a Christmas Fairytale Sing-a-Long featuring classics from Frozen, Tangled, Beauty and the Beast, Little Mermaid and many more..

Regardless of the weather, snow is guaranteed, as the switching on of the lights will trigger a fall of flakes from above.

The High Street will be closed off to traffic during the day.

Merry Christmas!!