could it be take that

REVELLERS can put the fizz into their Christmas party night with a special offer from Renfrewshire Leisure.

A special ‘Four 4 Fizz’ ticket deal is being offered for a fabulous Christmas Party Night featuring tribute band, Could It Be Take That, being held from 7pm to 1am, on Friday, December 21 at Johnstone Town Hall.

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Anyone buying four tickets for the show will be charged £20 per ticket with a free bottle of fizz thrown in to help get the party started. Individual tickets are £27 each.

The night begins with a red carpet entrance, bubbly, a delicious three-course meal and entertainment from Scotland’s one and only Take That tribute band, followed by a glittering disco.

Victoria Hollows, Renfrewshire Leisure’s chief executive said: “This is a great deal for family, friends and work colleagues to get together and enjoy a fun, festive night out.”

Call the box office on 0300300 1210 to book your ‘Four 4 Fizz’ tickets.

Johnstone Christmas Lights 2018

Thousands descended on Johnstone town centre to mark the start of the festive season this weekend at the annual Christmas Lights Switch On.

Johnstone Christmas Lights 2018

The Pulse FM DJs hosted a main stage in Houstoun Square packed with young up-and-coming talent who helped get everyone in the festive mood.

Youngsters in attendance were spoilt for choice with the chance to visit Santa’s Grotto as well as take part in free festive face painting and Christmas crafts.

Provost Cameron with competition winner Jonathan, 9, from St Anthony's and the Pulse FM DJs

Kids could also meet some of Santa’s reindeer and enjoy the funfair rides in the square.

A Christmas market was run by St Vincent’s Hospice with a selection of goodies available for those early Christmas present ideas.

At 5pm, Renfrewshire’s Provost Lorraine Cameron was joined by lucky competition winner, nine-year old Jonathan from St Anthony’s, on stage to push the button and light up Johnstone

Provost Cameron said: “It’s been another fantastic event and I was so pleased to see such a great turn out in Johnstone this year.

“I was honoured to have Jonathan with me to switch the lights on and I hope he had an incredible day that he will remember forever.”

The lights switch-on was organised by Renfrewshire Council as part of its town centre events programme.

Johnstone Christmas Lights

Johnstone will officially mark the start of the festive season as the Christmas lights in the town are switched on this weekend.

Johnstone Christmas Lights

 

Saturday (1 Dec) will see Houstoun Square transformed in to a winter wonderland with a variety of entertainment to put everyone in the festive spirit.

From 12noon, the Pulse FM DJs will host the main stage – set in the Houstoun Square bandstand – accompanied by a host of local performers including The Logans, Todi and the RockUs Community Choir.

Johnstone Christmas Lights

Santa will arrive in style by vintage fire engine, provided by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Heritage Trust, and will be taking a break from his busy schedule to hear what all the children are hoping to find in their stockings this year. You can find him inside his grotto, run by St Vincent’s Hospice. Don’t forget to say hello to his reindeer friends.

The children’s entertainment doesn’t end there however with free festive face painting and Christmas crafts running all afternoon. Thrill seekers can also take a spin on the funfair rides.

Johnstone Christmas Lights

At 5pm, Renfrewshire’s Provost Lorraine Cameron will be joined by lucky competition winner, nine-year-old Jonathan from St Anthony’s, on stage to push the button and light up Johnstone for the Christmas period.

Provost Cameron said: “The winter events have all been incredible so far and I can’t wait to bring the festivities to Johnstone.

Johnstone Christmas Lights

“The town will be buzzing all afternoon with Santa making an appearance and lots of entertainment to keep young and old entertained.

“I’m looking forward to turning on the lights with our lucky competition winner and I hope to see you all there for the big moment.”

The lights switch-on is organised by Renfrewshire Council as part of its town centre events programme.

Fireworks over Renfrew Town Hall (2)

Thousands turned out for an afternoon full of festive cheer as the new Renfrew Christmas lights were switched on for the first time.

Fireworks over Renfrew Town Hall (2)

 

There was fun for all the family with entertainment put on in the town centre designed to get everyone into the Christmas spirit.

Santa flew in from the North Pole to hear what the children in Renfrew had on their lists in advance of the big day and there was plenty of opportunity to get the perfect Christmas photo with his reindeer.

There was something for even the littlest elf with puppet shows, face painting and Christmas arts and crafts in the town hall, and funfair rides in the Charles Avenue car park for the thrill seekers willing to brave the cold.

The live stage was hosted by Pulse FM

Renfrewshire’s Provost Lorraine Cameron led a Christmas carol service inside the town hall, with Christmas classics expertly played by the Renfrew Burgh Band.

Later in the afternoon, the main stage in the town centre- hosted by the Pulse FM- saw local artists showcase their talents in front of an energetic crowd- before the big switch on arrived at 5pm.

Provost Cameron was joined by lucky competition winner, Ava, 9, from St Anne’s Primary, to turn on the lights and together they set off the spectacular fireworks display from the roof of the town hall.

Provost Cameron said: “I was delighted to see so many people turn out to see the new lights in Renfrew.

“The day was filled with fantastic entertainment for all the family and the fireworks display from the town hall was spectacular.

“It was great having Ava join me to switch on the lights and I hope she had a memorable day.”

The lights switch-on was organised by Renfrewshire Council as part of its town centre events programme.

For more information on events in Renfrewshire visit: www.paisley.is 

diane mitchell music school

Remember we have Christmas gift vouchers which are available for all our lessons!

We offer lessons for ; Piano, Clarinet, Drums, Singing, Keyboard, Guitar, Saxophone, Trumpet, Violin, Fiddle, Flute and Ukulele.

Lessons are Available for all ages and all abilities!

diane mitchell music school

We are also taking enrolments for our popular children’s music classes which are based on Kodaly’s musicianship. Our New Term begins on Saturday January the 12th2019. If your child enjoys singing and would like to learn ukulele, we also have our fun GO KIDS music clubs on a Thursday and a Saturday. We also offer music classes with  for children with additional support needs. We also have one on a Saturday in Paisley at 12 o’clock and are currently taking names for a new class in Barrhead on a Tuesday at 4pm.

 “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato

Children having fun with our teacher Anna, at our Musical Adventurers class, held in the in the Life Church in Paisley on a Saturday at 12 noon for children with Additional Support Needs

renfrew christmas lights

Scotland’s very own World of Disney also known as Renfrew Town Hall was alive with light as Renfrew welcomed the festive season with the towns Christmas light display being turned on more images of the new lights soon. (Photographs below, taken behind the barrier hence no people)

renfrew christmas lights

Great display by Scotland’s Finest 21CC Group Ltd,  Photographs kindly taken and shared with Paisley.org.uk by Scottish Photography Productions, Renfrewshire

Snow Factor are bringing their most magical experience yet, Santa And The Snow will take your child on a journey through Elf School, Santa’s Workshop, Meeting Santa himself and our custom built Snow Play Area.

  • Venue: Soar at intu Braehead
  • When: 17th November – 24th December

Elf School

Children will attend Elf School and learn how to be the best Elf that ever there was. Elves will lead the group through fun activities such as learning how to tiptoe (Elf Style) and taking the Elf Oath as a fully fledged Elf of the North Pole!

Santa’s Workshop

Once you have become an honorary Elf, the group visit Santa’s Workshop and use their newfound Elf skills to craft a Christmas decoration with help from our team of chief Elves.

Story time with Santa

Once in Santa’s Story Room; sit down and make yourself comfortable while Santa reads you one of his favourite stories of all time. Each child will then receive a gift from Santa and have the chance to have their photo taken with him before he waves them off to play in the snow (he’d love to come but he has a VERY important list to write!).

Play in real snow

Children can then go to Snow Factors custom-built Snow Play Area where they will be able to build snow castles, dress a snowman and play in the real snow before being wished a Very Merry Christmas from our team and heading home.

Twilight sessions available

Our later twilight sessions are designed with your little one’s bedtime in mind. We can’t guarantee they won’t be just as excited to meet Santa but the experience will come with a bedtime twist.

Quiet Session

We will hold a quiet session on the 30th November at 11am which will run in a much smaller group. This session is designed to be calmer and less intensive than our normal sessions to accommodate children who may have additional needs or require more time to settle in each area such as autistic children.

Our team will be on hand to make the experience as magical as possible for your little ones.

Psst, book early to get the first pick of popular dates!

Renfrew Christmas Lights

Renfrew will shine brighter than ever this Saturday (24 Nov) as the new Christmas lights are switched on for the first time.

The festivities in the town centre kick off at 12pm and there’s a sleigh-load of free family fun on offer to keep even the littlest elf entertained.

Renfrew Christmas Lights

Renfrew Town Hall will be busy hosting free face painting, arts and crafts and storytelling with Santa’s elves until 4pm, and you can catch Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre’s performance of Jack and the Beanstalk at 12pm and 1pm.

Santa will be waiting in his grotto to hear what’s on your Christmas list this year – you can find him inside the Christian Fellowship Church until 4:30pm. Don’t forget to say hello to Rudolph and his friends!

Renfrew Christmas Lights

Renfrewshire’s Provost Lorraine Cameron will host a carol service at 3pm inside the town hall, featuring your favourite Christmas classics played by Renfrew Burgh Band.

From 3pm-5pm, local performers will showcase their talents on the main stage – hosted by Pulse FM – before the big switch on.

Renfrew Christmas Lights

There’s something for the thrill seekers too, with a funfair located in Charles Avenue car park until 6:30pm.

At 5pm, Provost Cameron will be joined by the winner of her annual Christmas card design competition – 9-year-old Ava from St Anne’s Primary School in Erskine – to turn on the lights and set off the spectacular fireworks display from the roof of the town hall.

Provost Cameron said: “We’re right in the heart of our winter events season and the Renfrew Christmas lights switch on is always a highlight.

Renfrew Christmas Lights

“There’s fantastic entertainment on all afternoon – with carol singing, face painting, Santa’s reindeer and more, finishing with an unmissable fireworks display.

“I’d love to see you all there so come on down to Renfrew town centre on Saturday and start the festive season in style.”

For more information on events in Renfrewshire visit www.paisley.is

paisley christmas lights photograohs 2018

Families enjoyed a full day of free fun, with Renfrewshire’s Provost Lorraine Cameron carrying out the big switch on.

She was helped by 11-year-old Skye Thomson, from Paisley’s Heriot Primary School, who won the annual Christmas card design competition.

paisley christmas lights photograohs 2018

 Earlier in the day, a glittering parade with hundreds of tinsel-clad youngsters and Santa Claus and his reindeers wound its way through the town centre.

Photographs of the Cutkelvins performing on stage before the big switch on was made as well as some photographs around the town taken by David Cameron on behalf of www.paisley.org.uk

More than 27,000 people flocked to Paisley town centre to enjoy this years’ Christmas Lights spectacle.

Families enjoyed a full day of free fun, with Renfrewshire’s Provost Lorraine Cameron carrying out the big switch on. 

She was helped by 11-year-old Skye Thomson, from Paisley’s Heriot Primary School, who won the annual Christmas card design competition.

 Earlier in the day, a glittering parade with hundreds of tinsel-clad youngsters and Santa Claus and his reindeers wound its way through the town centre. 

Many families got an early start on Christmas shopping with the town centre shops open for business and The Urban Market at Paisley Abbey. 

The main stage featured entertainment from Capital FM DJs Des Clarke, Steven Mill and Garry Spence, with performances from family favourites Funbox, while the Princesses of Pop paid tribute to the music of Ariana Grande and Little Mix. 

X-Factor stars The Cutkelvins entertained the crowds just before the big Christmas countdown. 

Provost 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. 

“I’d like to take this chance to wish everyone a peaceful and Merry Christmas when it comes.” 

The winter event thrills will also extend across Renfrewshire with Christmas Lights Switch-Ons in Renfrew on Saturday, 24 November and Johnstone on Saturday, 1 December. 

Paisley First’s WinterFest also opens in the town centre on 24 November and runs daily until December 30, except for Christmas Day.