Kirkcaldy’s Christmas Countdown!

We’ve been working with the Mercat Shopping Centre on plans for this year’s Christmas countdown – and are delighted to share this update …

Lantern Workshops

Saturday 3rd, 10th & 17th plus Sunday 4th November: 10am– 4pm

Where? The Mercat Shopping Centre

Lantern-making workshops at the The Mercat Shopping Centre.
FREE for families.
Come and make a Christmas Bauble Lantern which can be brought along to the Lantern Parade on Saturday 24th November.

Places are limited so please come early!

 

Lantern Parade & Town Centre Light Switch On

Saturday 24th November.

Collect your Lanterns from The Mercat Shopping Centre from 3pm.

Parade starts at 4.30pm outside The Mercat Shopping Centre main doors and finishes in the Town Square.

Lantern parade, Christmas lights switch-on,
performance of Kirkcaldy’s Christmas song, ‘Bringing the Light’ by local schools
followed by a spectacular firework display.
Meet outside the The Mercat to join the parade up to the Town Square!

FREE Glow-sticks and LED Tea Lights.

 

30th Reindeer Parade

Sunday 18th November from 12 noon

Where? Kirkcaldy Town Centre & The Mercat Shopping Centre.

Santa & his Reindeer – led by Kirkcaldy & District Pipe Band – with Kingdom Radio Street Team.

Free Antler Hats & Festive Giveaways.

 

Mercat Grotto

Opens after the Reindeer Parade on Sunday 18th November until 5.00pm

Where? The Mercat Shopping Centre

… then open every Friday, Saturday & Sunday until Christmas Eve!

 

 

Christmas Party Saturdays

1st & 8th December

Where? Kirkcaldy Town Centre & Mercat Centre

Includes entertainment, giveaways and craft workshops!

Kirkcaldy has a cracking countdown to Christmas with a whole host of community events, promotions and free family fun! We’re working in partnership with the Mercat Shopping Centre to deliver a fantastic calendar of seasonal events  …

Saturday 1st December : Noon-5pm

Traditional Roast Chestnuts, Street Entertainment & Giveaways on the High Street. In the Mercat, Christmas Face Painting, Crafts with Messy Church, Musical Entertainment, Glass Lantern Decorating Workshop (it would be great if you can bring a clean jam jar and lid: if that’s not possible, they’ll be provided), the Kingdom FM Roadshow and Growing Kirkcaldy Christmas Wreaths for sale.

The Ice Queens will be appearing on Saturday 1st – performing at different times throughout the day between noon and 5pm. These graceful and beautiful Icicle Queens create a winter wonderland wherever they go … with a touch of frost! They are ethereal and mysterious – and highly interactive stilt walkers.

Join in the party atmosphere and Wear Your Christmas Jumper in support of Save The Children who will be collecting in town!

And take a walk along the town’s Merchants’ Quarter where many of our businesses have created a special FREE Christmas Raffle. There’s also carol singing, a brass band, face painting, free food & drink and lots more! Visit any of the participating stores, collect a raffle card – and then get that stamped in any six of the stores involved. There are some fantastic individual prizes to be won! Entrants must be 18+. The draw will take place at 4pm in Kendo’s Coffee.

 

Saturday 8th December : Noon – 5pm

Traditional Roast Chestnuts, Street Entertainment and Giveaways on the High Street. In the Mercat, there will be Christmas Face Painting, Musical Entertainment, Glass Lantern Decorating Workshop (bring your own clean jam jars and lids), the Kingdom FM Roadshow and Growing Kirkcaldy Wreaths … your chance to buy a beautiful wreath with all funds going to the Kirkcaldy’s 2019 Hanging Baskets Campaign!

Join in the party atmosphere and Wear Your Christmas Jumper in support of Save The Children who will be collecting in town!

On Saturday 8th December, come and meet the cheeky Satsumas … one is sweet and one is sour … but which is which?! Sally is sweet and likes to teach you her dance routine. Stace is a wee bit sour and prefers to play hide and seek … a tricky feat for a giant satsuma! The Satsumas are performing at different times throughout the day between noon and 5pm, and handing out healthy Christmas treats!

We’re Supporting Local Charities

The Kingdom FM Toy Collection Box will be situated at Toy Town in the Mercat Shopping Centre: all toys (they must be new) donated will go to the Cottage Family Centre.  At the Mercat grotto, there’s a roll a coin wishing well and all monies collected will also go to the Cottage Family Centre.  Donations will be taken at the Craft Workshops for the Kirkcaldy FoodBank. The Kingdom FM ‘Foodbank Collection Box’ is located outside Poundland.

 

Kirkcaldy Christmas Baubles

1st – 22nd December.

Where? Town Centre & The Mercat Shopping Centre Grotto

Pick up a Christmas Bauble from participating shops in Kirkcaldy Town Centre.
Have fun decorating it to hang on your tree or hand one in for a chance to win a tasty treat!

 

Advent Calendar

1st – 24th December

Tune to Kingdom FM

Interactive Radio Competition to win festive prizes!

 

Christmas Charity

November & December

Kirkcaldy Town Centre & The Mercat ShoppingCentre

Ways to donate to help this family charity this Christmas are:

Reindeer Photo Opportunity: 20th Nov – 24th December!
Take your photo with our huge, lit Reindeer and make a donation.

Roll your coins into our Grotto’s wishing well.

Donate a new toy in the box provided in the Mercat Shopping Centre and help a family this Christmas!

 

Keep any eye on our social media channels for more as the countdown continues!

Thanks for reading!