For the last week, strange lights dancing in the skies above Ayrshire have confused locals right across the region. 

Pictures have appeared on social media of the lights moving across the sky above Kilmarnock, with the objects especially visible at night. 

But what exactly are the lights and where do they come from? We can now reveal all...

The lights come from rehearsals for the Starry Nights event at Dean Castle Country Park, which will see the area bathed in illuminations. 

The event will run from tonight (Friday, December 8_ to Saturday, December 23, and will include a soundscape and laser show, filling the night sky with Christmas lights. 

Visitors can also experience Santa's Grotto, a visit to the North Pole, a light installation tunnel and can meet a host of characters. 

The event ends with a finale inspired by the Nutcracker with dancing water, sound, light and projections.

The walk will take between one and two hours, and tickets are from £14 for adults, £9 for children aged 4 to 15, and kids under three go free.

Each ticket will have an allocated time to arrive, with first entry at 4pm and the last entry at 7pm.

For more information and tickets go to the Christmas Wonderland website.