Chilli welcome for city Christmas switch-on
Stirling’s annual winter festival is set to be bigger and better than ever before, bringing festive sparkle to residents and visitors throughout November and December.
Working in collaboration with partners throughout the city, the campaign will showcase Stirling as the perfect place to visit for festive fun a jam-packed events programme and a spectacular Christmas Lights switch on with special guests the Red Hot Chilli Pipers.
Councillor Scott Farmer, leader of Stirling Council, said: “Building on the success of previous years, this
Lights switch-on, Stirling city centre
year’s festive offering is shaping up to be the most exciting yet, with an outstanding programme of events and free entertainment that the whole family can enjoy.
“Stirling’s festive celebrations will mark the start of a big year of events for Stirling in 2018, and we have exciting and ambitious plans that will be announced shortly.”
The festive celebrations officially kick off in Stirling city centre at 2pm on Sunday, November 19 with a range of musical and festive entertainment with the highlight being the Stirling Santa Parade with the man himself and his reindeer outside the Albert Halls at 2pm before heading to his temporary home inside the Thistles shopping centre.
Central FM Radio Roadshow will be keeping everybody entertained with festive tunes from the foot of King Street from 2.10pm onwards and as well as competitions and giveaways, there will be live performances from a range of different musicians including Alix Muir and Little Mix tribute group - Little Fix - to keep all ages entertained, right up until the big switch on at 5pm with the fabulous Red Hot Chilli Pipers, who will continue with the entertainment until 5.40pm.
A spokesperson for the Red Hot Chilli Pipers’ said: “This is our 15th anniversary year and we can’t think of a better place to be than with our friends in Stirling as they switch on their Christmas lights.
“It’s an honour for us to be asked to do this in such a special year for us. We have always had the most amazing welcome from the people of Stirling on the many occasions we have visited over the past 15 years and we hope to bring some of our world famous Chilli heat to what is likely to be a cold winter’s day.”