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Join in the fun with Paisley’s Big Christmas Weekends

We’ve got everything you need to get into the festive spirit throughout December with fun for all the family and a whole host of free activities and entertainment, all part of Paisley’s Big Christmas Weekends!

To mark Small Business Saturday, we will be holding a Paisley town centre Christmas Market Day on Saturday 2nd December on the High Street.

Running on the day from 10am until 4pm, there’s a whole range of local businesses taking part including Cards Party Balloons, John McKay Jewellers, Kettle Black, Paisley Craft Beer, Paisley Pie Co, Taste Buds Paisley, The Auld Atelier and many, many more!

It’s set to be a great showcase of our local, independent businesses


Paisley’s Angels and Elves Christmas Trail

Help find and name all the Christmas Angels and Elves hiding in local business windows and you could win a prize with our FREE Christmas Trail!

Running daily from Thursday 30th November 2023 until Sunday 7th January 2024, pick up your trail leaflet from the Paisley First leaflet racks in the Piazza or Paisley Centre.

Don’t forget to get your free activity sheet too!

Paisley’s Big Christmas Weekends

We’re hosting free family entertainment on weekends leading up to Christmas with Festive Stilt walkers, Magicians, Jugglers, Balloon modellers, face painting, music and lots more!


Santa’s Reindeer will be returning to Paisley town centre this Christmas and you can take your own family picture for free!

The reindeer will be making a special appearance every weekend – come and say hello from 12noon until 4pm on Saturday 2nd December, Sunday 10th December and Saturday 17th December.

Snow Globe

And if that’s not enough, our FREE Giant Snow Globe will also be returning this year and will be available for FREE festive photos on the High Street on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December.

Paisley’s Christmas

Renfrewshire Council has organised Paisley’s Christmas in partnership with Scotland’s Theme Park.

The programme will run from Thursday 30 November to Saturday 30 December (excluding Christmas and Boxing Days). There’s plenty of fabulous festive fun for all the family with so much to see and do across the town centre including an under cover outdoor ice rink, a magical outdoor funfair plus much more.

For more information and to pre-book your tickets for the ice rink visit

Santa’s Christmas Workshop

Santa’s Christmas Workshop will be held inside The Art Department on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December as well as Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December from 12noon until 4pm.

Enjoy a free programme of creative craft-making workshops, storytelling and fun activities for all!