What’s on guide – 16 November

Friday 16th November, 2018

This weekend marks the start of the festive season in Renfrewshire as the first of the area’s big Christmas Lights Switch-Ons takes place in Paisley.

There’s a whole host of fantastic family activities taking place in the town this weekend – including the chance to meet Santa himself.

There’s also the opportunity to take a trip back in time and live life as a weaver at Paisley’s Sma’ Shot Cottages and enjoy top hockey action at Braehead Arena.

Take a look at some of the highlights of this weekend with the Paisley.is team.


Paisley Christmas Lights Switch-On

Paisley’s annual Christmas party gets underway from 12pm with an afternoon of free, family events in Paisley Town Hall, the popular Reindeer Parade through the town with Santa, Rudolph and Co. at 1:30pm, music and entertainment from Capital FM DJs and musical performances from Funbox, Princesses of Pop and X Factor favourites The Cutkelvins. Make sure you don’t miss the big switch on at 6pm.

When: Saturday 17 November

Where: Paisley Town Centre

Get all the event info here (Link opens in a new browser window)


Sma’ Shot Cottages Christmas Open Day

This year’s Sma’ Shot Cottages Christmas Open Day takes place alongside Paisley’s Christmas Lights Switch On. Enjoy tasty, festive baking in the tea room and goodies for sale in the shop, then step back in time to experience the life of the eighteenth century weaver and nineteenth century mill worker.

When: Saturday 17 November

Where: Sma’ Shot Cottages

Find out more here.


Glasgow Clan v Milton Keynes Lightning

Glasgow Clan face off against Milton Keynes Lightning this weekend. This is only Lightning’s fourth visit to Glasgow, with the Clan winning all previous 3 games.

Clan will be looking to continue this fine record – so head along to Braehead Arena on Saturday night and cheer them on to victory.

When: Saturday 17 November – 7pm

Where: Breahead Arena

Check for ticket availability here (Link opens in a new browser window)


Paisley First Nutcracker Trail

Paisley First’s Nutcracker Trail returns this Christmas with 15 nutcracker kings spread throughout the town from Saturday 17 November until Sunday 30 December 2018. Pick up your free trail booklet at the Paisley Centre or the Piazza Paisley Shopping Centre and complete it to win WinterFest prizes.

When: Saturday 17 November until Sunday 30 December 2018

Where: Paisley Town Centre

Find out more with Paisley First here (Link opens in a new browser window)

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Paisley has an understated beauty. Paisley is the confident, attractive character in the room that doesn’t need to shout about it but still lets you know it’s there. Paisley is a great walking town and you are always likely to discover something new in the streets whether you are exploring for five minutes or five hours.

Gary Chittick