Counting down to Christmas …

We are counting down to Christmas with a collection of cracking community activities that will run from the beginning of November right through until Christmas Eve … all in partnership with the Mercat Shopping Centre.

Kirkcaldy Christmas Parade Events: Saturday 4th Saturday 25th November 2017

  • Lantern Workshops: come and make your own lantern for the Kirkcaldy Lantern Parade. The workshops will be held in the Mercat from 10am – 4pm on Saturday 4th, 11th & 18th – as well as Sunday 5th November. This is a free event and open all all. However, places are limited – so come early!
  • Win a Sleigh Ride with Santa and VIP Santa visit: keep an eye on the Mercat Shopping Centre‘s social media (from Monday 6th November) for this free to enter competition. A winner will be drawn & notified on Monday 13th November. Open to all children under 12 years. Please note! The winner must be available on Sunday 19th November from 11am.
  • Reindeer Parade: Sunday 19th November from 12 noon. Santa & his Reindeer – led by Kirkcaldy & District Pipe Band with Kingdom Radio Street Team. There will be free Antler Hats & giveaways – but when they’re gone, they’re gone!
  • Reindeer Photo Opportunity: from Monday 20th November right up until Christmas Eve, come and take a photo or a selfie with our huge illuminated Reindeer!
  • Mercat Grotto: Santa’s grotto opens from 1.30pm after the Reindeer Parade until 5.00pm. It will then open every Thursday – Sunday right up until Christmas.
  • Lantern Parade: Saturday 25th November. Collect your lanterns from 3.00pm. The parade starts at 4.30pm outside the Mercat’s main doors on the High Street – and finishes in the Town Square where there will be a special performance of Kirkcaldy’ s Christmas song ‘Bringing The Light’ – followed by a magnificent firework display. The Christmas lights will also be switched on. Free glow sticks and LED tea lights will be handed out – but supplies will be limited so get there early!

Kirkcaldy Christmas Events: Sunday 26th November Christmas Eve 2017

  • Small Business Saturday: Saturday 2nd December – come and enjoy free Street entertainment throughout the Town Centre – from 11am – 2pm. We’ll be celebrating all small businesses in the town.
  • Kirkcaldy Christmas Baubles: Friday 1st – Friday 22nd December – pick up a Christmas Bauble to decorate and hang on your tree … or hand in for a chance to win a prize.
  • Christmas Charity: the Mercat Shopping Centre‘s Charity of the Year – as voted by fans of the Mercat Facebook Page – is The Family Cottage Centre, Kirkcaldy. Ways to donate to help this family charity this Christmas are …
    • Reindeer Photo Opportunity: Monday 20th November – Christmas Eve: take your photo with our huge, illuminated Reindeer and make a donation to our charity of the year … then tell all your friends on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter to spread the word.
    • Roll your coins into our Grotto wishing well.
    • Donate a toy in the box provided in the Centre and help a family this Christmas.


We’ll share more as we continue the countdown … thanks for reading!