It’s all happening in our neck of the woods over the next couple of weeks, from creepy Hallowe’en capers to fireworks fun and even a few early Christmas events to get you into the festive spirit (only 8 weeks to go!!). Thanks again to What’s On East Renfrewshire for all event information.
Ghosts, ghouls, witches and wizards should head along to Barrhead’s first ever Hallowe’en Parade, which will see over 100 members of local groups, organisations and businesses join together for a spooky stroll throughout the town in fearsome fancy dress, with prizes for best costume to be won! There will be live music and torch-bearers guiding the way, with the parade starting at Tesco at approximately 5pm, heading down Cross Arthurlie Street, along Carlibar Road and onto Main Street, finishing at the Community Square outside of Asda, where everyone will congregate for a big community get-together. The two Barrhead Fancy Dress Champions will be crowned (one under-10 and one over-10) who will both walk away with a £50 cash prize! To round up, there will be a spectacular firework finale at 6:30pm! If you, or your group, wish to take part in the parade, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. You can view the full route map here.
When: 28 Oct 2017, 4pm – 8pm
Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel is chillingly adapted for the stage in this production of The Strange Case of Dr Jeckyll and My Hyde coming to Eastwood Park Theatre over Hallowe’en. Become immersed in the world of Dr Jeckyll, a 19th century scientist in Victorian London who, after an experiment goes wrong, hides a dark, personal secret! Prepare to be thrilled and enjoy this time-honoured tale of love, betrayal and murder that speaks to everyone’s a dark side. The perfect show to give you the chills this Hallowe’en.
When: 30 Oct 2017
Where: Eastwood Park Theatre, Giffnock
Tickets: Standard £13 / Concession £10 / Schools ticket available
It’s almost time to deck the halls! With just a few weeks to go, get organised and begin the Christmas countdown at Rouken Glen Garden Centre’s Christmas Night 2017. Enjoy an evening of shopping and entertainment, competitions and prizes, with a huge 20% of all purchases on the night (excludes confectionary, cakes and gift vouchers). There will be free mulled wine flowing, a finger buffet and special Christmas food tasting sessions to help you get planning your festive food menu. Kids can get their Christmas lists in early as our very special guest, Santa Claus, will be around to entertain the children while you get some early Christmas shopping sorted.
When: 02 Nov 2017, 5pm – 9pm
Where: Rouken Garden Centre, Giffnock
Tickets: £4 adults, £2 under 10s
Remember, remember the annual GHA fireworks display is taking place on Saturday 4th November! It’s the biggest fireworks display in the Southside, with amusements, hot food and snacks to keep everyone happy and entertained. Wrap up warm, enjoy a sparkling display and evening of family fun. Arrive before 7pm to avoid disappointment as it can be a busy event.
When: 04 Nov, Gates 6pm, fireworks 7:15pm
Where: Braidholm, Giffnock
More fireworks can be found on Saturday 11th November during this festive afternoon at Giffnock Village! The main event is the Christmas lights switch on and fireworks display at 5:30pm but come down early to enjoy live music, face painting, amusements, funfair rides, food and drink and even a visit from our wise friends from Hoots Owls. Plus the chance to tell Santa what you’d like for Christmas at Santas Grotto. It’s all taking place at the RBS Car Park on Fenwick Road – bring all the family!
When: 11 Nov 2017, midday – 6pm