23.11.2023 - 01.12.2023
Inverclyde’s countdown to Christmas will get underway this month with a host of fun festive lights switch-on events across our towns and villages.
Entertainment has been planned at each event including music and a visit from Santa Claus before the big countdown to the switch on.
First up is the lights switch-on event in Greenock at Cathcart Square on Thursday 23 November.
The main stage programme starts from 6pm with West FM radio presenter Alison Wright compering and appearances from the stars of the Beacon Arts Centre’s panto, Beauty and the Beast, including Still Game’s Mark Cox and River City actor Jimmy Chisholm.
Soak up the atmosphere in Greenock from 4.30pm with a chance to meet some of Santa’s reindeer, meet Santa, and enjoy some traditional festive tunes from Brass Sounds Inverclyde who will perform inside the Oak Mall.
Provost Drew McKenzie will switch on the Christmas lights with Santa at 7pm.
In Gourock, the fun begins at 6pm in Kempock Gardens on Friday, 24 November then it’s the turn of Port Glasgow on Wednesday 29 November from 6pm outside the library.
On Friday, 1 December it is over to the villages with Quarriers Village up first from 3.30pm at the Village Centre, followed by festivities at Inverkip Hub from 5.30pm, Kilmacolm’s Cargill Centre from 6pm and Wemyss Bay Community Centre from 7pm.
Provost Drew McKenzie said: “I look forward to the annual Christmas lights switch-on events, as I’m sure many of us do, as a chance for our communities to come together and celebrate the season.
“It’s always a lovely way to countdown to Christmas together and enjoy the start of the festivities.
“I hope to see many families, friends and people of all ages joining in the fun across Inverclyde.”
Full list of Inverclyde lights switch-on events:
|Greenock||Thursday 23 November||Cathcart/Clyde Square||From 4.30pm till 7pm|
|Gourock||Friday 24 November||Kempock Gardens||From 6pm lights 6.30pm|
|Port Glasgow||Wednesday 29 November||Port Glasgow Library||From 6pm lights 6.30pm|
|Quarriers||Friday 1 December||Village Centre||From 3.30pm|
|Inverkip||Friday 1 December||Inverkip Hub||From 5.30pm lights 6pm|
|Kilmacolm||Friday 1 December||Cargill Centre||From 6pm lights 6.30pm|
|Wemyss Bay||Friday 1 December||Community Centre||From 7pm lights 7.30pm|