Renfrewshire Council

Johnstone Christmas Lights Switch-On (30 November)

Houstoun Square in Johnstone will be transformed into a Christmas wonderland as the town switches on its beautiful lights to mark the start of the festive season!

Make sure you're ready for the big moment at 5pm when the lights are switched on. You'll have had a busy afternoon of festive fun before then, with activities starting at 12pm laid on by St Vincent's Hospice and Active Communities.

  • Santa's Grotto & meet Santa's Reindeer: 12noon - 4.45pm
  • St Vincent's Christmas Market: 12noon - 4.45pm
  • Active Communities activities (including face painting, glitter tattoos, arts & crafts and silent disco sessions): 12noon - 4.45pm

Bandstand Live Stage

Don't miss out on the main stage action ... DJ Gus from Pulse FM will kick things off at 2pm and then we've got some fantastic live music and more in store:

  • Atomic: 2pm - 2.25pm
  • Strictly St Vincent's Hospice: 2.30pm - 2.55pm
  • RockUs Choir: 3pm - 3.25pm
  • Clubbercise with Active Communities: 3.30pm - 3.55pm
  • Zoe Tait: 4pm - 4.25pm
  • Sasha Kaloheris: 4.30pm - 4.55pm
  • Lights on! 5pm

This year's festive celebrations are part of Fair Saturday, a global, non-profit movement dedicated to improving the world through arts and culture.


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