Towns switch on to festive season
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