Paisley will light up on Thursday 26 November when the Christmas Switch-on will showcase traditional festive fun for children.

Renfrewshire Council employees have worked tirelessly to reschedule the event following the sudden postponement on Saturday.


And a new event has been arranged with the youngsters of the area especially in mind.

The event will take place in Abbey Close and Paisley Town Hall and will start at 5pm with the big switch on at 7pm.

Santa will be there along with his reindeer while there will also be music hosted by Pulse FM and carols from RockUs Community Choir.

There will also be outdoor food stalls, mulled wine and mince pies, and children’s entertainment including balloon modellers and face painters.

Renfrewshire Council Leader Mark Macmillan said: “We received widespread support from the local community for our decision to postpone at the weekend.

“Christmas is a magical time so for the rescheduled event we have gone right back to the spirit of the festive season by ensuring this is a great experience for the kids.

“In this very short space of time, an event on the scale of the original celebrations was obviously not possible.

“But we knew that Paisley would want its switch-on to be fun and to be for the youngsters – so that is exactly what we have produced.

“There is a great programme of festive entertainment laid on which will give local families the chance to come together and celebrate the start of the Christmas period. And I want to thank council employees for pulling out all the stops to deliver this.

“We are looking at running a separate public event to get everyone right behind Paisley’s bid for UK City of Culture 2021 which last week received overwhelming support from the local area and beyond. This will be some time in the new year so watch this space.”