Paisley’s Christmas

Wednesday 30 November - Friday 30 December, 2022

Festive fun for all the family at Paisley’s Christmas!

There’s so much to see and do across the town centre. Scroll down for more info and to buy tickets (or book free tickets).

Please note that there won’t be an official ‘lights on’ moment this year – instead we’ve extended the festivities to last a whole month.

Paisley’s Christmas is organised by Renfrewshire Council in partnership with Paisley First and Scotland’s Theme Park.


Ice Rink

7 days a week (except Christmas and Boxing Days)

Buy tickets online now

Get your skates on! Our ice rink is the perfect family day out.

With a themed Bavarian bar, Christmas goodies and festive outdoor rides, we have plenty for the whole family to enjoy.

Skating sessions last 45 minutes. You can buy online now with discounts available.

Christmas Market

2-4 / 9-11 / 16-18 December

Everyone loves to pick up a special Christmas gift or enjoy a treat. Paisley First’s Christmas Market on the High Street will feature great local traders.

Also, pick up a Christmas Golden Ticket while out shopping and you could win £1,000 of town centre gift vouchers.


FREE Christmas Gingerbread Trail

Paisley Town Centre
30 November – 4 January 

Our Gingerbread family has got lost Christmas shopping in Paisley town centre – help find them all and you could win a prize! Don’t forget to try out our Gingerbread Selfie Throne and get this year’s must-have family Christmas picture on our Gingerbread Sleigh.


Santa’s Reindeer

High Street
Saturday 3/Sunday 11/Sunday 18/Friday 23 December

Come and meet Santa’s reindeer and take your own family picture for free! Every weekend, we’re also hosting free street performers with festive stiltwalkers, magicians, balloon modellers, face painters and much, much more!


Santa’s Grotto

Paisley Shopping Centre

Have you been nice, or have you been naughty? Santa will be here to find out! Pay him a visit – we’ll have more details here soon.


Santa’s Workshop

The Art Department
10/11/15/16/17/18/21/22/23 December

Book your place now


Santa's Christmas Workshop

Enjoy Christmas arts & crafts, storytelling, cake-decorating, decoration-making, Santa’s postbox, board games, a toy donation station and the Christmas movie corner. Make your own decorations to take home, and help decorate the advent windows.


Family Silent Disco

Methodist Central Hall
Saturday 3 December


Christmas Storytelling Sessions

The Wynd Centre
Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 December
12pm – 4pm

These storytelling sessions are suitable for all ages. They’re free and unticketed – just drop in and join the next session!

12pm – 12.30pm
1.45pm – 2.15pm
2.30pm – 3pm
3.15pm – 4pm


Christmas Ceilidh & Open Stage

The Bungalow
Saturday 4 December

Join us for a fantastic afternoon of fun, with a kids ceilidh (1pm) followed by an open stage (3pm-6pm). No need to book in advance – just turn up on the day.


Family Film Fun

The Wynd Centre
Sunday 4 December


Christmas Movies

The Bungalow
Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 December

Some festive favourites to help you get in the mood for the holiday season! A special showing of Elf on Saturday (11am) with a Frozen Singalong on Sunday (11am) followed by everyone’s favourite festive tear-jerker It’s a Wonderful Life (3pm).


Christmas Carol Concert from CREATE Paisley

Methodist Central Hall
Saturday 3 December

Buy tickets online from Eventbrite

CREATE Paisley proudly present their first ever Christmas Carol Concert featuring the Rock Choir and special guests.


Pop-up Panto – Aladdin

Coats Venue
Saturday 17 December

Join us for two performances of this pop-up panto with a difference at 2pm and 4.30pm at Coats Venue. Full ticket info available from www.paisleyfirst.com


OneRen Festive Programme

You can download a festive brochure below:

OneRen Festive Programme 2022 (pdf)

Look out for Mini Manoeuvres Christmas Party at the Lagoon (10 December), Block Printing Workshops (also at the Lagoon – 10 December), Winter Wreath Making at Paisley Central Library (12 December), puppet show Elves and the Shoemaker at the Lagoon (17 December) and a Festive Pool Party (17 December).


Spend Local

Spend Local

Around 70p from every pound spent in the local economy, stays in the local economy.

‘Spend local’ where you can and you’ll help local businesses this winter.

The Paisley First website is packed full of information about Paisley town centre businesses.


Getting here & getting around


If you need some help getting around Paisley town centre, freely and with confidence, get in touch with Shopmobility Paisley and District.

You can hire manual and powered wheelchairs and power scooters for the day – and it’s free. You can book ahead before your day out or you can speak to the team at the Multistorey Car Park on Storie Street.