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Santa's Sparkle 2013 - 30 November and 1 December
The Glenisle is proud to present the fifth year of Arran's fabulous Christmas Festival.

Saturday 29 November, 2014

At the Glenisle Hotel and on the green opposite
Santa will be here
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. Just to give you a taster you can you can see the video of Santa's Arrival at last year's event.
Special Guest Star: Doctor Diablo
This year we have a unique guest star. We are sure that Arran will never have seen an act like this! Read more...
Christmas Tree Spectacular
Lights, music and fireworks combine to celebrate the lighting of the mammoth Glenisle Christmas Tree on Saturday 29 November. Read more...
After-Fireworks Party
We'll be throwing big, a family-friendly party in the Glenisle marquee after the fireworks. Live music from our special guest star, food & drink. What could be better? Read more...
Special Christmas Food & Drink
We'll have our traditional barbecue in the Glenisle marquee along with lots of lovely Christmas goodies (and our notorious Glenisle mulled wine!)
Christmas Market
The best of Arran was on sale at our Christmas Market. Read more...
Games, Competitions, and Loads of Fabulous Prizes...
There will be lots of fun and games across the green and around the Glenisle Hotel. Lots of fun for everyone. See more...

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!

Amazing Feats

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...

After-fireworks Party

from 6:30pm - Free Entry

After the fireworks we'll be throwing a big, family-friendly bash in the Glenisle marquee. There will be live music plenty of food and drink. It's was the perfect way to finish the day.

Here's a video of last year's party
The Christmas Market

All Day

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.

Just have a look at what was on offer last year...
Lots of Fun and Games

All Day

There will be games, treasure hunts, competitions and lots lots more.

Have a look at how much fun everyone was having last year...
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Glenisle Hotel & Restaurant, Shore Road, Lamlash, Isle of Arran, Scotland, KA27 8LY Telephone: 01770 600559 Fax: 01770 600966 E-mail: enquiries@glenislehotel.com