Posted Thursday October 24, 2019 by Melissa Reilly

The Lanark Winterfest Programme 2019, produced by Lanark Community Development Trust, has been launched with details of over 40 festive events taking place in Lanark during November and December 2019.

Highlight events of this year’s Winterfest include the popular Christmas Market & Light Switch-On on Saturday 16th November, the Illuminated Lanimer Winter Parade & Late-Night Shopping on Friday 22nd November, and the Festive Taste in Lanark on Saturday 7th December.

Many community groups and local venues are participating in this year’s Winterfest, including: Lanark Panto Club; New Lanark World Heritage Site; The Tolbooth; Lanark Memorial Hall; Lanark Amateur Musical Society; The Clydesdale Inn, Greyfriars Church; St Nicholas Church; Christ Church and St Mary’s Church.

Copies of the programme will be distributed to Lanark homes & surrounding areas, in local venues and a PDF download is available from

Throughout the whole of Winterfest, businesses in the High Street will be invited to participate in a festive window competition, and children will be able to take part in the Santa Trail, spotting penguin toys hiding in local shop windows.

Many of the popular Winterfest events will be filmed by Discover Lanark BID this year, with an aim of producing short films to promote Lanark events, dining and shopping over the festive period.

Lanark Winterfest is supported by Border Biscuits Community Support Fund. The Winterfest Programme has been produced by Lanark Community Development Trust since 2015, and it has grown in popularity ever since with more festive events being added every year for the community to enjoy.

Winterfest is part of the Development Trust’s ‘Lanark Festivals’ project, which also includes FlowerFest at Castlebank Park, next taking place from 8th – 10th May 2020 to coincide with the VE Day Anniversary national celebrations.

Further information about Lanark Community Development Trust’s projects is available at this web page.

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