Paisley Christmas Lights Switch On 2017

It’s a wonderful world… in Paisley this Christmas.

Celebrate the Festive Season this year with a special performance by 90s band Ash and free family fun in the beautifully decorated Paisley Town Centre.

Our friends from Clyde 1 will be spreading Christmas cheer throughout the day with a variety of events including Children’s Classic Concert, mass karaoke, Slug in a Bottle Christmas Market, a reindeer parade and visit from Santa himself adding to the joyous the occasion. T’is the season to be jolly!


Paisley Christmas Lights 2016

Descriptions of Activities

Christmas Themed Family Fun
1pm - 6pm

Enjoy storytelling, face-painting and festive games from the Big Top team at Paisley Abbey.


Slug in a Bottle Christmas Market
1pm - 6pm

Perfect for gifts and Christmas decoration, explore the wonderful Christmas market with over 30 stalls in Paisley Abbey.


The Annual Reindeer Parade  

Santa and his reindeer lead a parade of Christmas surprises, dance, music and festive fun down High Street, which finishes at the Paisley Centre, where Santa opens his wonderful grotto. Hi-5 an elf, take a selfie with Rudolph and tell Santa your Christmas wish during the seasonal stroll in Paisley.


Children's Classic Concert presents Four-Man Band

Twice-voted best music act at the Edinburgh Fringe, percussion superstars Owen and OIly, shake up your idea of classical music with the high-energy family concert. Their performance is set to be bigger and better than what they have done before! Joined by percussionist pals, Owen and Olly will prove that the nosiest section of the orchestra can still produce fantastic melodies. Audience interaction is a must, so be prepared to help out both on and off the stage. No earplugs required. Suitable for 4 to 12 year olds plus families.



Join the merry massaoke band as they play a tinsel-tastic set of Christmas Crackers with the words on our giant screens!



18 Top 40 singles, 4 Top 10 singles, 2 Platinum Selling albums, 2 Gold Selling albums and 1 Silver - Ash were band to be reckoned with in the 90s... and can still put on show! 

With a brilliant selection of hits guaranteed to remind many parents of student nights out and festivals that created many memories; sing along to The Girl From Mars, Oh Yeah, Shining Light and many more.

At the end of 2016, Ash toured ‘1977’ , their album that NME had previously claimed was in the top 500 albums of all time. Ash will be playing a wee warm up show in Wembley Stadium before helping Paisley celebrate Christmas in style. It sure to be a cracker of a gig for all the family! 


Clyde 1 DJs

The main stage will be hosted by various different Clyde 1 DJs throughout the day.
Callum Gallacher, Greigsy Grant Thomson, Amber, George Bowie and Cassi will be spreading Christmas cheer in Paisley's Winter Wonderland.