Loch Lomond Shores is set to host a free Christmas festival with a huge line-up of entertainers and stalls.

The retail outlet on the bonnie banks is putting on a weekend for all those in a festive frame of mind on Saturday and Sunday, December 2 and 3.

It is expected to be lots of family and children's funfair rides which include a carousel, a huge array of stalls for gift ideas, fresh produce; a stage packed with live entertainment throughout; lots of delicious hot food takeaway and a variety of children’s entertainers.

There will also be a family portrait photographer in their mall for to capture your festive memories.

Helensburgh Advertiser: Last year's event saw a popular Frozen rollercoaster for the childrenLast year's event saw a popular Frozen rollercoaster for the children (Image: Loch Lomond Shores)

The Balloch facility's cafes have got their festive feeling with Café Zest offering Turkey lunches, mince pies and festive baking as well as classic afternoon tea

Meanwhile, Jurassic Ice Bar and Jurassic Grill will be getting in the festive spirit and offering an amazing dinosaur-themed experience.

Helensburgh Advertiser: The weekend will offer plenty of festive magic and fun The weekend will offer plenty of festive magic and fun (Image: Loch Lomond Shores)

Audrey Calder from Loch Lomond Shores said: “Our Christmas Festival is a real favourite, and we work hard to add that extra bit of Christmas magic each year so it’s even better than the one before. 

"We’re really excited that this year we’ll have a magical carousel as a centrepiece to the festival, along with other fun family rides – including last year’s popular Frozen rollercoaster - around the site, including within our coach car park.

“Our entertainment lineup is our best to date too.  We’ll some amazing local performers coming along to entertain the crowds all weekend, Cassi from Radio Clyde will be making an appearance on Saturday, and Frozen characters will be on stage as well as meeting and greeting the crowds on both days.”

The festival will be on between 10am and 5pm and there will also be a chance to meet Santa, who is at the Sea Life centre from December 2 to December 24. 

You can book a Santa visit at visitsealife.com/loch-lomond/explore/events/santa-at-sea-life/