Wizards, Reindeers, Fairy Lights, Santa and Winter Warmers!
The West End is set to get transformed into a festive showcase for the Christmas on Byres Road this Sunday 26th November 12-7pm.
Visit West End prepares to light up Vinicombe St at their second big Christmas tree light switch on and festive showcase between 12 and 7pm this Sunday, 26 November.
From 12 noon you can shop at the festive market. But some goodies from the stalls for Christmas presents or perhaps you would like to support the local Beatson cancer charity and pick up some cards or baubles for your own Christmas tree?
Entertainment begins at 2:30pm on the main stage, with a mixture of local bands – Mandulu & Hepzibah, Awkward Family Portraits and choirs to help you get you into the festive spirit. The Rock Choir will lead the countdown to the lights switch with the Beatson Cancer Charity mascot Bella who will light up the twenty-foot Christmas tree.
The sound of sleigh bells will be ringing in Ashton Lane, as reindeers take to the cobbled lanes as a home for the day between 12 and 4pm. Under the twinkly canopy, delicious festive food and pop up bars will be serving a selection of winter warmers plus a Santa’s Grotto will be on hand for the kids.
The Beatson festive baubles and cards will available to buy from the Christmas market in Vinicombe Street. Money raised will go towards ensuring the Beatson Cancer Charity continues to provide the best services for their patients and families in Glasgow.
David Howat, Chair of the Byres Road & Lanes BID Company Ltd, said:
“Whether you’re looking to pick up a present, soak up the festive atmosphere or indulge some winter warming food and drink, our Visit West End elves have been busy pulling together a jam-packed schedule for all the family to enjoy this Sunday.
“Get wrapped up, and come out and support your local businesses as we get set to light up the West End!’
Sunday, Nov 26th Christmas Celebration: Tree Light Switch On Details
12 – 7pm
Vinicombe Street and surrounding lanes
The celebrations begin at 12 noon with a fantastic Christmas market with local traders gifts, crafts, food & drink.
Entertainment on the main stage is from 2.30 pm with choirs, covers and bags of festive cheer!! Family fun will carry on all day in Cresswell, Ruthven & Ashton lanes.
The Christmas tree lights will be switched on at 6.30 pm by the Beatson mascot Bella!
Keep updated, for more information please visit www.visitwestend.com