Countdown to Christmas

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THE annual Christmas lights switch-on will take place in Motherwell on Thursday, November 15.

Town Centre Activities (TCA) Local is working with Brandon Shopping Centre to light up Motherwell town centre for Christmas with a packed programme of entertainment. The event will be hosted by Real Radio’s Ewen Cameron and Josie Smith.

Town centre co-ordinator Jack Duffy says: “The Christmas lights switch on marks the start of the festive shopping period for Motherwell town centre. We’re putting together a great programme of entertainment to get everyone in the festive spirit.”

Santa will be there on the day to help switch on the lights and will bring along his magic post box for kids to post their letters to the North Pole.

TCA Local will then light up Bellshill on Friday, November 23, when the car park on Main Street will be the focus of the switch-on.

More details of the entertainment on offer will be published in future editions of the Times & Speaker.