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Grubs up! 'Festive Taste in Lanark' returns on 7th December

Festive Taste 2019

Come to Lanark on 7th December for a variety of tasty treats and festive shopping

'The Festive Taste of Lanark' event is all about encouraging the community to shop locally and discovering the wide range of businesses on our doorstep. This year's 'Festive Taste' takes place on Saturday 7th  December, and the whole community is invited to take part with something for all ages to enjoy.

The Tolbooth is acting as the 'Festive Taste' hub on the day, with 'Taste and Buy' stalls upstairs and fundraising activities downstairs. Around the town, 9 retailers will be offering shoppers free tasters and samples of their wares. A list of the 'Taster Shops' is as follows:

  • Jappa Cakes - St Leonard Street
  • Ebi's  - High Street
  • Clarks the Bakers - High Street
  • Poundland - High Street
  • Le Petit Cafe - Broomgate
  • Duke's Deli - Castlegate
  • The Hidden Courtyard - Castlegate
  • TeaTime - Hyndford Place
  • Alan Elliot Butchers - Wellgate
  • Candy Cave - High Street

In The Tolbooth, you will find 'Taste and Buy' stalls upstairs:

  • Bake n Butty
  • Border Biscuits
  • Errington Cheeses
  • Cones & Candies (Hand made chocolates)
  • Wee farm Gin (Gin Flight)
  • Clydesdale Community Initiatives (Chutneys)
  • Memory Lane Christ Church

Plus a range of fundraising activities downstairs, raising vital funds for local charities:

  • Tolbooth Christmas Shop
  • LAMS Christmas Post - 35p per card
  • Water or Wine ( Community Council)
  • Tombola ( Community Council)

Entertainment will be provided by Leadhills Silver Pipe Band, who will be playing festive tunes in the Tolbooth Square throughout the day.

Scottish Equi Christmas Horse Parade with Santa - Route - Hynford Road, Bannatyne Street, High Street - 2pm

At 2pm, the fantastic Santa Horse Parade by Scottish Equi Centre will proceed down the High Street – a sight not to be missed! During the parade, we invite you to donate a small gift for a child to be passed on to local charities who support families in need at Christmas. You can hand in your gift to Santa who will be following the horses, or alternatively you can hand it into The Tolbooth.

The 'Festive Taste' event has been running since 2012, after being started by the Royal Burgh of Lanark Community Council, as a way of encouraging locals and visitors to shop in the town centre.

This event is part of the 'Lanark Winterfest Programme 2019' which includes over 40 festive events taking place in the town over November and December. Click here to view the full programme.