FUN AND SHOPPING: Loch Lomond and Helensburgh is feeling festive

By Lucy Ashton

You just have to Love Loch Lomond – and Helensburgh too, of course.
There are loads of Christmas Markets and Festivals this year around Loch Lomond & the West – but will you be able to fit them all in?
Well, there’s no need to panic, as we’ve made a list to make sure you don’t miss anything!
Sat 18th Nov – 10am-6pm
Kicking off the whole festive season, is the annual Helensburgh Festive Lights Switch-on, with SHS Events, Helensburgh Festive Lighting Charitable Trust & Argyll and Bute Council
Santa will be arriving in Helensburgh to switch on the lights, with stalls and entertainment – it’s a real community event!
Thurs 23rd Nov & Thurs 7th Dec – 3-8pm –
Loch Lomond Shores have TWO fabulous late-night shopping events, with most of their mall stores staying open until 8pm, Café Zest, Caffe on the Shores, Jurassic Ice Bar and Jurassic Grill will also be open until 8pm to provide delicious snacks, meals, cocktails and desserts to make sure you can enjoy a break from shopping.
PLUS a Night Market – from 3-8pm both days. Under our light ceiling, with stalls featuring great ideas for gifts and some street food, including BBQ and bratwurst if you’d prefer to nibble as you browse the market.
Sat 25th & Sun 26th Nov – 11am-5pm –
Cameron House on Loch Lomond is hosting a Festive Market in their Loch Lomond Suite. Experience twinkling lights, delicious mulled wine, a festive atmosphere, and gorgeous, unique gift popup shops.
There’s something for everyone, including luxury handmade wreaths, scrumptious fudge, mince pies, a range of Christmas cakes and other confectionery, premium cocktails and craft gin, beautiful jewellery, fine art, gifts and so much more.
Open To All – Free entry – Simply reserve your place via the link below:
Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd Dec – 10am-5pm
Loch Lomond Shores Two-day spectacular Christmas Festival is back this year, and it’s going to be even bigger and better than ever!
This FREE family festival runs from 10am to 5pm on both days and features:
🎄Christmas market
🎄Live stage entertainment & Cassi from Radio Clyde on stage on Saturday
🎄Frozen characters
🎄Festive street food
🎄Children’s funfair rides
🎄Santa at SEA LIFE Loch Lomond – advance booking required!
Sat 9th & Sun 10th Dec – 10am-5pm
As Helensburgh is THE Christmas town so where else could be better to shop, celebrate and join in the festive fun, than in the town square this festive season at Helensburgh Winter Festival! With over 100 stalls and street food, Festival stage, pipers, bands, dancers, choirs, Santa’s Grotto, fairground rides, the Helensburgh & District Round Table Saturday Santa Dash, and much, much more…you won’t want to miss it!

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