Christmas in Falkirk District: City centers reveal extended plans for holiday season

And while there won’t be any big festive light-lighting gatherings, there will be plenty to see in Falkirk, Stenhousemuir, Grangemouth, Denny and Bo’ness.

This will be the second year in a row that the traditional mass rally to see the lights come on has been canceled due to the ongoing pandemic.

In its place, an extensive program of four-week events and celebrations to ensure the downtown shine this holiday season.

Photo Michael Gillen

The streets will always be illuminated and will also offer a multitude of family attractions.

Falkirk Delivers unveiled his party plans this week.

The city center will have a giant snow globe as well as the Santa Claus Cave which will be near the Falkirk Bell Tower.

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The free family event will be open for four weekends to encourage young people to write and receive personalized letters to Santa and local nursing homes.

Local children can also take part in the “Come as yourself, leave like an elf” initiative as well as various holiday-themed craft workshops.

Choirs and live music are scheduled on key dates as Christmas approaches, while the city center will also host a tin soldier course.

A spokesperson for the Falkirk Council said: “We have extended the festive arrangements by hosting a four-week entertainment period in Falkirk and the district centers, allowing everyone to enjoy the usual festive lights and trees while at the same time. enjoying all that the city has to offer. “

“The focus is on people’s safety as the district continues to deal with cases of COVID.

The statement added, “We have a series of precautionary measures, designed to reduce the spread of the virus and help maintain good progress as we continue to support the local economy and keep visitors and citizens safe.

“Encouraging people to meet safely outdoors, as well as good hygiene and safety practices, will create safer conditions for the local population, visitors to the area and support local businesses in an important point in the retail calendar. “

Stenhousemuir, Grangemouth, Denny and Bo’ness will also mark Christmas with extended celebrations.

These will include street performers, Elf Day, creative workshops, Santa’s cave, giant snow globe and children’s rides.

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Daniel E. Murphy