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Christmas at Chapelton: Festive light switch-on at The Boxes

The frosty mornings and darker nights have rolled in meaning the festive season is officially upon us and we’re bringing in the celebrations with some classic Christmas activities! 

The Chapelton Community Association and local businesses have been hard at work organising an evening of festive enchantment for residents and visitors to enjoy, taking place at 5pm on Friday the 1st of December. 

Set to be a heartwarming event (despite the chilly weather), the public will be able to enjoy music from a local piper as Santa travels from The Hut to Hume Square, before turning on the festive lights to celebrate Christmas at Chapelton 2023. 

With plenty of entertainment on offer throughout the evening including Santa’s Grotto at The Hut and more music from an all female choir, the Sweet Adelines, the festive fun doesn’t stop there…

Trees by Terra Foras

If you still haven’t found the perfect tree to be the centrepiece of your Christmas decor, then be sure to wander the Terra Foras collection which has been hand selected for this Chapelton event. Selling a beautiful selection of 6ft, 7ft and 8ft Premium Nordman Fir Christmas Trees, you’ll be sure to find the perfect shape and style to spruce up your living room. 

And for those who prefer a tree on the smaller side, Terra Foras will also have a fantastic range of reusable, pot grown Christmas trees available, ranging between 125 – 150cm. These can be planted after Christmas in the garden or re-used next year through Terra Foras’ recycling service!

Feeling peckish?

There will be no shortage of delicious food on offer with a range of festive treats provided by Chapelton’s thriving local businesses! 

Open until 7:30pm, family-run cafe and lifestyle store Brae in Hume Square will be serving a mouth-watering selection of non-alcoholic mulled cider, mince pies, stovies, sausage rolls and lots of treats for those with a sweet tooth. 

Experts in providing everything ice cream as well as savoury items, Fit’s the Scoop at The Boxes will also have a range of piping hot festive food on offer, accompanied by the Quayside Fish and Chip van which will be serving the British favourite on Friday 1st of December as normal.

For those who enjoy craft beer or cocktails, Devenick Drinks Co will be open during the night, presenting an impressive selection of mulled cider, hot apple rum, local beers, sprits and cocktails – available to sit in or takeaway.

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Gifts galore

Haven’t started your Christmas shopping? No need to worry, local businesses occupying The Boxes at Chapelton will be selling a range of gift vouchers and goodies…

The perfect gift for a loved one in need of some self-care, AB Wellness and Reflexology will be offering bespoke wellness gifts that you can curate to pamper someone special in your life. From 5-8pm you’ll have an exclusive opportunity to enjoy a 10% discount on Fuarain Skincare, where you can also experience the luxurious hydrating facial cream firsthand! Indulge in some relaxed late night shopping and explore brands like Ciora, Hayou, Solasta Skin, and Spacemasks. AB Wellness and Reflexology will also be first stockists of all three Rewild Skincare Oils, created locally by Jo Flett. Don’t forget, you can also purchase gift vouchers at any point during your visit!

For the furrier members of the family, pet product provider Stinky Beasties also has a range of gift vouchers on hand, as well as some festive treats for your four-legged friends including dog stockings, pick and mix gift bags full of toys and treats – perfect for chewing on the big day! 

Providing a stylish selection of eyewear, Very Spexy will be launching its gift vouchers as well as offering exclusive discounts, including 25% off sunglasses, 25% off Jimmy Choo branded eyewear and a huge £250 gift voucher giveaway – ideal for treating yourself or a loved one this Christmas.

Also, you don’t want to miss out on RedRock’s special advent calendar giveaway! Make sure to visit so that you can also browse bespoke bridal accessories, jewellery and other exciting gifts on the night. 

See individual business profiles for more information.

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Celebrations at The Lounge

It will also be the official opening of The Lounge Hair and Beauty Salon at Quarryline Street… 

With a growing team and client base, Chapelton’s luxury salon provides a range of hair, beauty and wellness services and has expanded to larger premises to accommodate demands for its high-quality treatments. Clients are invited to come and see the new space where there will be special offers and gift vouchers available to purchase – making the perfect Christmas gift!

If you can’t make it…

Christmas can be a busy time, so don’t worry if you can’t come along to the festive light switch-on. There is lots going on throughout the course of the month, including later opening times for Brae, RedRocks and Fit’s the Scoop – accommodating all last minute Christmas shoppers! 

For those on the lookout for some festive DIY activities, there will be a Christmas dried flower wreath making with Karen at This is 36 on the 5th of December at Brae.

If you’re in need of some relaxation, Brae will be hosting a Festive Calm Workshop on the 30th of November. A three week mindfulness course, this is the perfect opportunity to unwind during the busy holiday season. Brae will also be taking Christmas and New Year pre-orders, from soup and sausage rolls to sumptuous sticky toffee pudding – all available for collection on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. And don’t miss out on Santa and his elves, who will be parked up in his sleigh outside Brae on the 10th of December…

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