Online ticket sales are now available for Irvine’s three-day festive celebrations - which get under way this weekend and are the biggest in a number of years.

Irvine Community Council are running the Irvine Yuletide festivities, which get under way on Friday, November 24 with carol singing.

The Yuletide Light Parade will leave Bridgegate at 6pm on Friday, and will lead on to the moor for Santa’s Grotto, a funfair and a selection of stalls.

Kids can dust down their dancing shoes and head to Vineburgh Community Centre for a yuletide kids disco on the night of Saturday, November 25.  

There are two sessions - one for P1-3 pupils between 6.30pm and 7.30pm and and another for P4-7 between 8pm and 9pm. A tuck shop will also be available. 

Also on Saturday, there's an afternoon tea for over-50s, again at the Vineburgh Community Centre, costing £6 per person.

Sunday, November 26 sees a Yuletide Family Christmas Show running from 1pm to 3pm in the Volunteer Rooms.

This is an afternoon of singers, dancers and entertainment from some of the local talented children and young people in the Irvine community.

Tickets cost £5 per family of four (if you have a special requirement please contact organisers for additional information).  They are available by contacting 07522 535748.

On the same day, a Yuletide quiz night is being held from 6pm until late in the Volunteer Rooms.

Head along and join organisers for a fun evening of music, and entertainment.

There will be lots of laughter and great prizes to be won. What’s more, each entry ticket costing £10 also includes one free alcoholic drink and a pie. 

Tickets  for all the events are available from the community council's website.

The Community Council, who have a number of new committee members, recently ran a competition to design their new logo and local children entered their designs.

Winner was Loudoun Montgomery Primary School pupil Kathleen Heaney (11). Her prize was an Amazon Echo Dot.

She is pictured with Community Council member Bill Anderson.

The Yuletide weekend is being run by Irvine Community Council along with Irvine Royal Academy, DBA Dance Academy, Irvine Legacy Hub, Kelly McCrorie Dance School, Templeton School of Dance, Fullarton Hub and Greenwood Academy.