Christmas is coming ... and Falkirk district is once again preparing to celebrate in style with Santa Claus and all his friends.
Sparkling lights will bedeck the streets as everyone gets in the festive spirt.
The area’s celebrations begin properly on Sunday, November 17, when the Christmas lights are switched on at the Steeple.
Provost Pat Reid will be accompanied by two very special guests – Sid and Scrat from ‘Ice Age’, who will also be out meeting the crowds and all their young fans before the big switch on at 5 p.m.
An afternoon of entertainment will begin at 3 p.m. with music and song to get everyone in the festive mood.
Once again, The Falkirk Herald has teamed up with Falkirk Delivers, to offer one lucky young reader the opportunity to have a starring role.
Children of primary age and younger have the chance to help the First Citizen perform the very important switch on and light up the town centre.
They will also meet Santa Claus and get their very own special gift from him.
Santa will also be visiting all the district’s town centres in the run-up to Christmas to give youngsters and their families an opportunity to meet his reindeer.
And in each town one lucky child will have the chance to ride with Father Christmas in his sleigh, as well as getting an early present.
Santa will be in Denny on Saturday, November 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., before heading for Stenhousemuir where you can see the reindeer from 3-5 p.m.
Then on Saturday, December 7, Santa and his gang will be in Grangemouth from 10 a.m. till noon and Bo’ness from 2-4 p.m.
The following day they will be in Falkirk’s High Street from 2-4 p.m.
To be in with a chance of winning, answer this simple question:
What is the name of the reindeer with a red nose?
Send your entries to: Christmas Competitions, The Falkirk Herald, Unit 4A, Gateway Business Park, Beancross Road, Grangemouth, FK3 8WX.
Don’t forget to mark the envelope either ‘Lights’ or ‘Reindeer’ depending on which competition you want to enter. The closing date for entries is noon on Friday, November 8.
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