Thou­sands miss out on Christ­mas light show

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Thou­sands of peo­ple from Ruther­glen, Cam­bus­lang and the sur­round­ing area found out on Mon­day if they were suc­cess­ful in the bal­lot for Glas­gow’s Christ­mas lights switch on event.

Over 54,000 ap­pli­ca­tions were re­ceived re­quest­ing over 266,0000 tick­ets.

Just 4.4 per cent of ap­pli­ca­tions will have been suc­cess­ful, with 93 per cent go­ing to Glas­gow post­codes, in­clud­ing those cov­er­ing To­ry­glen, Castlemilk, Croft­foot and King’s Park.

Lord Provost of Glas­gow, Coun­cil­lor Sadie Docherty said: “We know how pop­u­lar the Glas­gow Christ­mas Lights Switch On is but due to the ca­pac­ity of Ge­orge Square we can’t come close to get­ting ev­ery­one who wants to at­tend in to the event.

“This year we have had enough ap­pli­ca­tions to fill Ge­orge Square more than 20 times over so I hope that all those who were lucky enough to re­ceive tick­ets in the bal­lot will come along on the night. It prom­ises to be a fan­tas­tic way to start the count­down to the fes­tive cel­e­bra­tions and the start of Glas­gow Loves Christ­mas.”

En­try to the event on Sun­day, Novem­ber 15 is by ticket only.

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