Stirling Christmas Lights Switch On will have added star sparkle this year from local singer Alix Muir and family favourites Funbox.  We also have The Big Noise Orchestra, Tolbooth Youth Performers and Stirling High School performers to start the festive season off in style.

A great fun day for all.




Santa's procession in Stirling City Centre
Albert Halls, Sunday 17 November 2.00pm  Stirling


Santa and his reindeer will begin the festive celebrations in Stirling City Centre at this FREE family event.

Santa’s reindeer will be outside the Albert Halls from 1.00pm. They will then join Santa and some special friends and set off through the city centre at 2.00pm, winding their way through

  • Corn Exchange and
  • down King Street,
  • Murray Place,
  • Friars Street,
  • Baker Street,
  • Corn Exchange
  • then returning to the Albert Halls for a well earned rest until 3.15pm.



Stirling Christmas Light Switch On
City Centre, Sunday 17 November 3:00pm - 5:10pm

Host Jennie Cook will keep everyone entertained with festive fun and frolics at the foot of King Street.

The entertainment kicks off at 3.00pm with musical performances from Stirling High School and the amazing Tolbooth Young Performers. At 3.45pm we're off to Christmas in Toytown with Anya, Kevin and Gary from Funbox (formerly of The Singing Kettle) and their unique blend of holly-jolly fun for all the family. Local singer Alix Muir will keep the crowd dancing with her pop covers until the big switch on at 5.00pm.

The Big Noise Orchestra will be performing in Stirling Arcade at 3.00pm and at 3.35pm.

The outdoor performance area on Friars Street will showcase young, emerging local bands from 2.45pm to 4.45pm.



The annual Stirling Christmas Lights Switch On



Alix Muir
Sunday 17 November City Centre Stirling




Funbox presents - Toy Town
City Centre, Sunday, 17 November Stirling City


This year will have added star sparkle from singer-songwriter Alix Muir.

Alix is a female vocalist based in central Scotland who has been singing in the local area for 6 years. Alix has been involved in competitions such an Open Mic UK and Stars of The Future also being successful in getting through to X Factor 2015 Bootcamp.

Stirling High School Performers

To add to the day's entertainment, we have the Tolbooth youth performers and the Stirling High School performers. A day for everyone to remember.

The entertainment programme includes performances from FUNBOX

FUNBOX is the family singalong show from Anya Scott-Rodgers, Gary Coupland and Kevin Macleod. Bringing a wealth of experience from their days as performers and writers of The Singing Kettle, they have created a sparkling show for kids of all ages – from nought to ninety – maintaining the balance of traditional singalong songs and brand new compositions, but with a distinctly Scottish flavour.



Important info for residents and visitors regarding road closures and parking:

From 7am to 6pm (Sunday, 17 Nov), King St, Murray Place, Friars Street and the Port Street pedestrian area will be closed to motorists. Parking will also be suspended and a ‘Lift and Shift’ will be in place in these areas, moving any parked cars after 7am to Forthside Car Park.

Alternative route for motorists - via Barnton Street, Goosecroft Road, Wellgreen, St Ninians Road, Dumbarton Road (and vice versa).

Once the Santa Parade sets off from Albert Halls at 2pm (Sunday, 17 Nov), a rolling road closure will take effect on the Corn Exchange and along the rest of the parade route - King Street, Murray Place, continuing up Friars Street, and then to Baker Street, Corn Exchange until the parade finishes at the Albert Halls.

Alternative route for motorists - via Bank Street, Spittal Street, Mar Place, St Marys Wynd, Upper Bridge Street, Cowane Street, Goosecroft Road, Wellgreen, St Ninians Road, Port Street, Dumbarton Road East (and vice versa).

Aside from these areas, normal on and off-street parking will be available in the city and Springkerse Park and Ride will also be in operation.

The Springkerse site is at the east of Stirling, just off the A91 at Springkerse Retail Park.  To find the site using an in-car satellite navigation system, enter the postcode FK7 7LL as your destination point. 

See the festival timetable for Springkerse.