Christmas Light Switch on Sunday 20th November

The stage will be set on Sunday 20 November for some outstanding wintertainment at Motherwell Shopping Centre as the annual Christmas Lights spectacular rolls into town.

The staged event will be located in the small car park by Costa Coffee, this car park will be closed Sunday 20th November to all vehicles.

The programme of festivities runs from 1-5pm with a Christmas Carousel, meet and greets from a selection of mascots including Holly & Ivy, the panto dames, the Minions, Olaf, Santa’s elves, Mrs Claus and not forgetting the main man of the season Santa Claus! Santa’s grotto will be open 1-4pm with free visits to see Santa and the option of a wrapped gift with a minimum suggested donation of £2 going to the STV Children’s Appeal.

The main stage hosted by Beverely Lyons will be situated by Costa Coffee and will offer something for everyone. Line up includes singing sensation Tommy Twigg who will be giving us a trip down Christmas memory lane, festive song from The Vibes community choir, Auntie Jean’s Christmas Critters show, X Factor’s James Hughes and there’s a chance to win a £50 shopping voucher in our Elf competition. This year’s lights will be switched on by our very own Nicholas McDonald and special guests Provost Jim Robertson and Councillor Gary O’Rorke.

Visit Father Christmas for free in his very own Alpine Grotto outside Costa Coffee.

Santa’s Alpine Grotto opens:
Sunday 20th November: 1-4pm
Saturday 26th November: 12-5pm
Sunday 27th November: 12-5pm
Saturday 3rd December: 12-5pm
Sunday 4th December: 12-5pm
Saturday 10th December: 12-5pm
Sunday 11th December: 12-5pm
Saturday 17th December: 12-5pm
Sunday 18th December: 12-5pm
Thursday 22nd December: 12-5pm
Friday 23rd December: 12-5pm
Saturday 24th December: 11am-4pm