Christmas shopping first in Linlithgow

271110 linlithgow advent fayre torchlight procession and lights swith on.
271110 linlithgow advent fayre torchlight procession and lights swith on.
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For the first time Linlithgow is holding a week of late night shopping events in the lead up to Christmas.

The 17th annual Advent Fayre will attract the crowds to the town for the whole of Saturday, November 30 with an exciting programme of events starting at 10am and finishing with the Christmas lights illumination.

From the morning there will be a Street Fair at the Cross, a Craft Fair in the Burgh Halls, a Farmers Market in the Vennel, Christmas stalls at St Peter’s Church, refreshments in St Michaels Church Hall, and of course the chance to meet Santa.

For the spectacular sight that is the Grand Torchlight Procession, torches and glow sticks will be distributed at Low Port School from 4.40pm with the procession moving off at 5pm prompt. At 5.30pm there will be carols at the Cross with the Linlithgow Ladies Choir and the Christmas light switch on.

The Fayre marks the start of a week-long Christmas shopping event on the High Street organised by local traders running until Sunday, December 8. On Saturday, November 30, competitions begin along the High Street, including a ‘Find Rudolph’ competition, similar to Far From the Madding Crowd’s ‘Where’s Wally’ competition, where children can find little Rudolphs in local shops and win prizes. There will also be a Christmas quiz for the adults that also want to join in the fun.

On Sunday, December 1, shops will open from 12-4pm. From Monday to Friday, there will be festive offers in a large number of High Street shops, and on Friday, December 6, there will be late night shopping. Many High Street businesses will be open from 5pm until around 8.30pm, with refreshments and extra treats on offer, and entertainment from the LRFC carol singers.

On Sunday, December 8, shops will open from 12-4pm and at 3pm, competition winners will be announced at the Cross.