And there was a dance performance from the young people involved in the Johnstone Community Dance Group.
The square also hosted plenty to keep kids entertained, with funfair rides and a personal appearance from Santa himself in the grotto, as well as a marquee featuring the ever-popular face-painters, a magician and circus workshops.
There was also a chance for a sit-down and some retail therapy at the stalls and tea room hosted by St Vincent's Hospice.
Helping Renfrewshire’s Provost Anne Hall switch on the lights was competition winner Michael Wilson, of St Anthony’s Primary in the town.
And Michael showed his caring side by choosing to donate his £50 competition prize to St Vincent’s Hospice.