There will be some spectacular Christmas festivities at the Rivergate this weekend.

The fun starts from 1pm until 5pm this Saturday with Irvine’s own Billy Kirkwood and West FM sidekick Zoe Kelly hosting the Festive Spectacular event at the Bridgegate.

Entertainment throughout the day will include performances from X Factor’s 5 After Midnight, Emily Middlemas, Emma Sarginson, Dansarena, Ayr Pipe Band and more.

Younger guests can also enjoy Paw Patrol, The MacDougalls and a visit from Santa.

Comedian Billy Kirkwood said: “The Festive Spectacular is always such a blast and the folk of Irvine are the best crowd anywhere and really make it something special.

“There will be games, music, prizes, special guests. It’s festive, fun and free. What’s not to like?”

The comic, wrestling commentator and radio host added he was particularly looking forward to Paw Patrol – and Scots X Factor runner up Emily Middlemas.

“I’ve seen her perform before and she was fantastic!”