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Paisley Christmas Lights Switch-on 2018

The 2018 Paisley town centre Christmas Lights switch-on is on Saturday 17 November 2018 at 6.00pm and as a result of this event, there will be a number of road closured around Paisley town centre.

The closures begin on Friday 16 November at 1.00am and will remain in operation until 8.00am on Sunday 18 November.

Friday 16th November 2018 (closure)
From 1.00am onwards: Bridge Street Car Park

Friday 16 November (waiting and loading ban only)
From 6.00pm onwards:

  • Gauze Street, from Lawn Street to High Street
  • High Street, from Gauze Street to St Mirren Street
  • St Mirren Street, from High Street to Causeyside Street
  • Cotton Street, from Bridge Street to Gauze Street
  • Lawn Street, from Silk Street to Gauze Street
  • Smithhills Street, from Central Way to Gauze Street

Saturday 17 November (waiting and loading ban only)
From 12.00am/midnight onwards:

  • Causeyside Street (east side only) from Orchard Street to Johnstone Street
  • Johnstone Street (north side only) from Causeyside Street, eastwards for a distance of 15m

Saturday 17 November (road closure)
From 12.00am/midnight onwards:

  • Gauze Street, from Lawn Street to The Cross
  • St Mirren Street, from High Street to Causeyside Street
  • Cotton Street (northbound only), from Gauze Street to Council HQ
  • Lawn Street, from Gauze Street to Silk Street
  • Smithhills Street, from Central Way to Gauze Street

From 8.00am onwards:

  • County Place, from Moss Street to Gilmour Street
  • Gilmour Street, from County Place to High Street
  • High Street, from Gilmour Street to New Street
  • Abbey Close

From 11.00pm until 3.00pm:

  • New Street, from Witherspoon Street to High Street
  • Weighhouse Close

Access will be maintained for Emergency Services.

The town’s annual Christmas party will get underway with music and entertainment from DJs and a glittering parade featuring hundreds of tinsel-clad youngsters, live reindeer and of course, Santa Claus himself!

More information on the big day at Paisley.is

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