Thousands flock to Paisley town centre for Christmas light spectacular

The Cutkelvins with Renfrewshire's Provost and 11-year-old Skye. Photography by David King.

More than 27,000 people have taken to Paisley town centre to enjoy this years Christmas light spectacular.

Many families joined the festive spirit in Paisley last Saturday, with live entertainment and Christmas shopping.

Renfrewshire’s Provost Lorraine Cameron switched on the lights, helped by 11-year-old Skye, who won the annual Christmas card design competition.

There was music from Capital FM DJs Des Clarke, Steven Mill and Garry Spence, along with performances from X Factor semi-finalists The Cutkelvins, who entertained the crowd before the main event.

Shereen Cutkelvin performing on stage. Photography by David King.

On stage were also family favourites Funbox, and the Princess of pop, who paid tribute to the songs of Ariana Grande and Little Mix.

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Provost Lorraine Cameron said: “The Paisley Christmas Lights Switch-On is one of the big events in the winter calendar and this year didn’t disappoint.

“It was great to see so many families and young people coming into the town centre to mark the start of the festive season and take part in all the activities on offer.”

The day featured a glittering parade with hundreds of youngsters joined in on the Christmas cheer covered in tinsel. Meanwhile, Santa and his reindeers wound their way through the town centre.

Little Mix tribute act. Photography by David King.

Businesses were open as many customers had an early start on the Christmas shopping.

The Urban Market was set up at Paisley Abbey, offering original gifts and crafts from Scottish artists and makers.

The Christmas festivities will continue throughout Renfrewshire with the Christmas Lights Switch-Ons in Renfrew on Saturday 24th November and Johnstone on Saturday 1st December.

Paisley First’s WinterFest is also returning to the town centre on the 24th and will run daily until December 30th, except for Christmas Day.

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