Kids to turn on Christmas lights in Ayr

November 4, 2017 by  

The local council is planning something a little bit different for this year’s Christmas lights switch on in Ayr, with kids from schools in the area set to be the focus of proceedings.

Rather than hiring a well-known celebrity to perform the task of turning these lights on, as they have done in previous years, bosses from the council are giving the job to pupils from four local primary schools. St Cuthberts, Sacred Heart, Dalmilling and Newton will be the schools that are represented at the event later this month.

A number of dance schools throughout Ayrshire will also have pupils present for the switch on and one of the children taking part will get the chance to be in the town’s Christmas pantomime, via a competition called ‘Little Stars Light Up Ayr’.

There will be numerous activities on the day, including visits from Santa Claus and other festive characters. Speaking to the Daily Record, Brian McGinley, the deputy leader of the council, said:

“With a full range of events, concerts and local talent on offer alongside a great range of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants available, this year’s event will have something for everyone.”

The event is set to take place on 19th November, and the council will have the option of turning to printers that can supply printed flyers if they need help in promoting events such as this.