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Callander's Winterfest

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Get the festive season off to a sparkling start with this year's Callander Winterfest over the weekend of 30 November-2 December.


A Musical Winter Warmer at McLaren High School
Callander Amateur Operatic Society and Callander Kirk Junior Choir at 7.30pm
Tickets Adult £7, under 16 £3, pre-school free, from Applejacks, Post Office & at the door


Christmas Coffee, Lunch & Crafts at the Kirk Hall

Organised by Rotary Club of Callander & West Perthshire 10.30am-3pm
Entry £2 at the door, includes coffee/tea, mince pie and shortbread

Ancaster Square

• Callander Brass
Christmas music 3.15pm

Santa’s Parade
Organised by Callander & District Round Table
Leaves from Myrtle Inn 3.15pm
Arrives for judging 3.45pm

• Christmas Tree Lights Switch On
Citizen of the Year 2017 Colin Clark 4pm
Tree courtesy of Cambusmore Estate

Free Family Disco at Callander Hostel
Chips will be served and a bar available.
Numbers limited to first 100 5-7pm

Rusty Strings in Concert with Jamie MacDougall at Callander Kirk
In support of Cancer Unit, Forth Valley Royal Hospital 7.30pm
Tickets £10, children free, from Brambles, by phone 01877 331759 or at the door


McLaren Leisure Centre

• Elves Workshop

Be Santa’s helper & make Christmas creations to take home (ages 3-11) 10am-12 noon
Tickets £6 at

• Festive Craft Workshop

Combine nature & recycling to create festive decorations (age 14+) 2-4pm
Tickets £18 at

• Christmas Canine Cuddle

Meet some of the Special Needs Therapy Dogs from Glendrick Roost Animal Sanctuary Entry by donation to Glendrick Roost
12noon -4pm

McLaren High School Pipe Band at Ancaster Square


Youth Carol Service at Callander Kirk
Christmas Praise featuring many local youth organisations. Retiring offering in support of Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park 6pm