Towns switch on to fes­tive sea­son

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - Christmas 2018 -

Mon­k­lands was trans­formed into a win­ter won­der­land at the week­end as hun­dreds of fes­tive rev­ellers in Air­drie and Coat­bridge town cen­tres had an il­lu­mi­nat­ing time.

Coat­bridge Main Street and Air­drie’s Gra­ham Street were awash with crack­ing colours, beam­ing smiles and heart­warm­ing spirit for the towns’Christ­mas lights switch-on spec­tac­u­lars.

It was Coat­bridge’s time to shine on Fri­day when Santa’s house party turned up the noise and got ev­ery­one in the mood for his visit to Mon­k­lands next month.

Still Game star Matt Costello – aka Ste­vie the bookie – pushed the but­ton to un­veil the lovely lights and a packed pro­gramme of fes­tivethemed en­ter­tain­ment in­cluded gi­ant snow globe and kids’rides.

From there, the fol­low­ing day, it was off to Air­drie for Santa and his helpers as an­other fa­mil­iar face from Still Game, Scott Reid (Methadone Mick) did the hon­ours of switch­ing on the town’s im­pres­sive lights.

Chil­dren had the chance to pass on their Christ­mas lists to Santa in his grotto and among the sen­sa­tional stage per­for­mances was pitch-per­fect chore­og­ra­phy from the NL Cheer squad.

Both towns’fes­tiv­i­ties went down a treat with Mon­k­lands fam­i­lies with or­gan­is­ers Town Cen­tre Ac­tiv­i­ties once again putting on a won­der­ful show.

Fam­ily fun Colour­ful char­ac­ters min­gled with the crowds on Gra­ham Street Christ­mas cheer Stage stars with a fes­tive-themed colour scheme Pom pom power The NL Cheer squad wowed the Air­drie crowds Grotto greet­ing Air­drie fam­i­lies had a ball meet­ing with Santa

You’re nicked Cops may have mis­taken Scott Reid for his Still Game char­ac­ter Methadone Mick

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