The dates for Christmas light switch on events across Lanarkshire have been revealed.

The first event run by South Lanarkshire council takes place in Lanark on Saturday, November 18 with the festive lights switched on at 5pm.

EK Village returns the following day on Sunday, November19 with the switch on also taking place at 5pm.

The festive celebrations will come to Rutherglen the following weekend with the lights switched on at 4.30pm on Saturday, November 25.

On the same day. Hamilton's lights will be turned on at 5.30pm with festivities organised by Hamilton Our Town Business Improvement District.

On Sunday, November 26, Cambuslang will turn the switch on at 4.30pm.

Finally, Carluke's Christmas lights will be turned on at 5pm on Saturday, December 2.

At each of the council-run events, there will be a Traditional Brass Band, Soundsational Choir, street entertainers and kids characters for all the family to enjoy.

Provost Margaret Cooper or Depute Provost Bert Thomson will be joined on stage by specially invited guests for the switching on of the lights.

Provost Cooper said: “I hope as many people as possible come along to enjoy a bit of Christmas cheer.

“The Christmas lights always help people get in the mood for festive fun and I am sure everyone will have a great time at the switch-on events.”

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