Yes, Santa will be flying in from the North Pole. He always makes a great entrance and this year his parade will be even better than ever.
This year we have a unique guest star. We are sure that Arran will never have seen an act like this!
Lights, music and fireworks combine to celebrate the lighting of the mammoth Glenisle Christmas Tree.
We'll be throwing big, a family-friendly party in the Glenisle marquee after the fireworks. Live music from our special guest band The Vests, food & drink. What could be better?
Scotland's premier off road motorbike training centre will be here to let you sample what they have to offer. You just need to bring your valid motorcycle licence to have a test ride.
We'll have our traditional barbecue in the Glenisle marquee along with lots of lovely Christmas goodies (and our notorious Glenisle mulled wine!). If you fancy a full meal the Glenisle Bistro will be open, too, serving our full menu.
The best of Arran will be on sale at our festive Christmas Market.
There will be lots of fun and games across the green and around the Glenisle Hotel. Lots of fun for everyone.
Christmas Tree Spectacular
6pm - Free of Charge
Music, lights and fireworks join to produce a spectacular celebration of the lighting of the mammoth Glenisle Christmas tree.
Here's is a video of last year's show to give you an idea of what it was like. The light and music show is designed and conceived by
the Glenisle Hotel. The firework show is designed and executed by Midnight Storm of Glasgow.
The show will take place in the gardens of the Glenisle Hotel. It is open to all and is completely free of charge.
As a taster, here is a video of last year's tree lighting
Santa will be here
Free of Charge
Santa will be flying in from the North Pole especially to meet all the children and find out what they want for Christmas.
He always makes a spectacular entrance and this year will be no exception!
To give you an idea of what to expect, here is a video of Santa arriving at last year's event
Doctor Diablo's Medicine Show
Free of Charge
Doctor Diablo performs dangerous and death defying skills from the forbidden world of the circus sideshow!
Ancient arts including fire manipulation, escapology, the pain proof man, and more, are given a modern twist with more than a hint of comedy and audience participation.
Strange But True
You may also be lucky enough to be given a peek into Doctor Diablo's 'Strange But True' travelling museum of freaks and oddities, featuring weird exhibits such as a six legged lamb, shrunken Human head and implements of torture and execution!
See even more on Doctor Diablo's Facebook page
Step this way, there's no turning back...
from 6:30pm - Free Entry
After the fireworks we'll be throwing a big, family-friendly bash in the Glenisle marquee. The Glenisle BBQ will be serving food, there will
be soft drinks as well as a licenced bar and the The Vests will be playing live. It's the perfect, fun way to end the day.
Featuring live music from The Vests
Imagine a mix of Roxy Music, Rolling Stones, Van Morrison and Bowie
mixed in with Cameo and Counting Crows and you’re on your way to
rocking out with ... The Vests !!
The Vests are regulars on the live scene -- in
Glassford anyway at the local pub -- have played as part of the Race For
Life relay event in East Kilbride and are now appearing overseas.
The Christmas Market
The best of Arran will be on sale in the Christmas Market. Local craftsmen and women and a whole variety of Arran traders come from across the island to tempt you with treasures that you just can't find on the mainland.
This video of last year's market will give you r real sense of the atmosphere...
- Isle of Arran Distillery - selling the island's own, award-winning whiskies
- Island Cheese - local Arran cheeses & biscuits
- Kirkend Nursery - home-made jams from their own fruit plus a range of candies and sweets
- Artwork by Angela Elliot Walker - Arran Art Prints
- The Boat House - Toys & Christmas Gifts
- With Love from Arran - Herbal Gifts
- Arran Reflections / Heather Hill Frames - Scented Candles
- Hazel Currie - Arran T-Shirts, Bags, Aprons
- Two Beaders Beading - Jewelry & Beadwork
- Floating Islands - Christmas Cakes & Festive Baked Treats
- Lucie Kerr, Arran Florist - Christmas Flower Displays, decorations, wreaths & jewellery
Moto Scotland Off-Road Taster Experience
Free of Charge
MotoScotland is Scotland's premier off road motorbike training centre. They offer a range of off road training courses with low customer
to instructor ratios where the focus is completely centred around the customer experience.
You will need a valid motorbike licence and will need to present both paper and plastic parts of the licence for Moto Scotland to copy
for insurance purposes. Also, bring suitable clothing and a helmet understanding this is off road instruction and the clothing is
likely to get wet and/or dirty (or may be damaged if instructions are not followed).
Lots of Fun and Games
There will be games, treasure hunts, competitions and lots lots more.
Have a look at how much fun everyone was having last year...