Celtic FC manager leads the Christmas lights switch-on events in East Dunbartonshire

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers

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A variety of Christmas lights switch-on events are taking place in local communities – with Celtic Football Club’s manager doing the honours at Lennoxtown.

This year’s festive illumination celebrations are being led by the community, with support from the Council for the festive lights, power supply, officer time and trees where appropriate.

Celtic FC Manager Brendan Rodgers and Councillor John Dempsey will be switching on the lights in Lennoxtown at 5pm on Friday 25 November - tying in with a Christmas Fayre courtesy of Lennoxtown Primary School PTA from 5pm-8pm. There will be choir music from 4.40pm, Santa’s Grotto and stalls.

Bishopbriggs town centre Christmas lights switch-on takes place on Thursday 24 November at Morrisons - at 5pm. Santa’s Grotto takes place in the library from 5.15pm-6.15pm, with a variety of festive cheer on offer - including performances by local school choirs at the switch-on and at the library. There will also be funfair rides, as well as Christmas eats and treats from 4pm-6pm.

Kirkintilloch Christmas fun day takes place on Saturday 26 November - from noon-8pm. There will be live music and entertainment in Regent Gardens and the Regent Centre, with a funfair all day on Cowgate. The main lights will be switched on at 5pm, followed by fireworks (weather permitting). Santa and Heart FM will be there and there will be a free raffle prize draw, face-painting and more.

Milngavie St Andrew’s Festival and Christmas Lights Switch-On takes place on Saturday 3 December from noon-6.30pm. There will be lights, kids attractions, Disney characters, music, food, dancing, pipe band parade and more. The lights will be switched on at 6.30pm.

Christmas lights will also be switched on at:

Haughhead on Friday 25 November at 5.45pm (community council event); Torrance on Friday 25 November at 7pm (community council event); Bearsden on Friday 2 December at 5pm (Christmas tree lights), Milton of Campsie on Friday 2 December at 6pm (community council event) and Lenzie on Saturday 3 December at 5.30pm (community council event)