Guy Fawkes night promises to go with a bang, as Drumchapel and West Winterfest returns to Drumchapel Park on Thursday, November 5.
The event is in its fourth year and has proved to be a big draw, pulling crowds from across Glasgow.
Winterfest aims to raise awareness of community groups and sends out a loud safety message over bonfires and fireworks.
The fuse on the big attraction, the Winterfest fireworks display, will be lit at 7pm, but the event is open to the public from 4.45pm and finishes at 9pm.
There will be entertainment from Les McKeown’s Legendary Bay City Rollers, the MacDonald Brothers, Journey South, S-Club 3, No Fixd Abode and Stars of the West.
Winterfest also features a traditional funfair, with all proceeds going to local good causes.
Organiser and City Councillor Paul Carey said: ‘Winterfest has gone from strength to strength, and we can promise a great night of entertainment.
‘We want to encourage local youngsters to attend an organised and safe fireworks event rather than create their own, potentially dangerous, bonfires.
‘The number of unsupervised bonfires in the area has reduced significantly since this event started. That alone makes it worthwhile.’
Revellers are reminded to dress up warm and are asked not to bring fireworks with them to the event.
The FREE tickets to see the magical switch-on of Glasgow City’s Christmas lights, can be had TOMORROW – Saturday 17 October from 9am at the SECC. But be sure to be there early as they’ve usually all gone within an hour!
The fabulous lighting up ceremony will take place in Glasgow’s George Square on Sunday 15 November and is a not-to-be-missed treat for children of all ages. The fun will start 5.30pm when Real Radio’s Robin and Cat will entertain the crowd of around 17,500. The Singing Kettle will join them as well as some of the cast from Beauty and the Beast which will be playing at the SECC in December. The UK Theatre School Choir, recently starring in the smash hit Irn Bru advert, will also strut their stuff.
Glasgow’s Lord Provost, Bob Winter, will start the count down to the formal switch-on at 6.30pm. Then there will be 15 minutes of fireworks from the City Chambers roof complete with Christmas songs. This will launch the city’s exciting Winterfest programme. See www.winterfestglasgow.com or call 0141 287 9808.
The switch-on ceremony is strictly a ticket-only event. Tickets are FREE and given out on a strict – first come, first served – basis. There is a limit of SIX to any one household. Phone bookings can be made on 0141 564 4220 or online at www.ticketsoup.com a booking fee applies to phone and online booksings as well as a fulfilment fee.