End of November for town Christmas lights switch on

Platform party at the Christmas Lights Switch On in Banbridge, Rev Norman Hutton, Ven Roderic West, Banbridge District Council Chairman Cllr Marie Hamilton, Dr Mark Gray, Rev Tom Deacon and Very Rev Canon Liam Stevenson PP �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1448-257EB
Platform party at the Christmas Lights Switch On in Banbridge, Rev Norman Hutton, Ven Roderic West, Banbridge District Council Chairman Cllr Marie Hamilton, Dr Mark Gray, Rev Tom Deacon and Very Rev Canon Liam Stevenson PP �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1448-257EB

The countdown to Christmas has begun and the annual Christmas lights switch on event will take place in Banbridge town centre on Friday 27 November.

To get everyone feeling festive Father Christmas will be bringing the tinsel to town and inviting everyone to join him from 7pm to 9pm.

Santa along with his band of merry little helpers will be spreading the Christmas cheer as he meets the local children to find out what they want for Christmas and to hand out some treats.

Jack Frost, the Ice King, Precious Pink Fairy and the Christmas Pixie will be keeping everyone entertained as they check who’s been naughty or nice!

The Cut will be transformed into a winter wonderland mini funfair, suitable for younger children, guaranteed to get you in a seasonal spin and a delightful drop-in workshop will give you the chance to make your very own crafty Christmas decorations to bring home and add a bit of sparkle to the house.

It definitely won’t be a silent night as the Cool FM roadshow, hosted by Gareth Stewart, will have everyone rocking around the Christmas tree as they blast out a blizzard of all your favourite festive tunes as well as offering the chance to win some exciting prizes.

The local Clergy Fellowship will be bringing a little joy to the world as they with have everyone in fine voice with a selection all your favourite traditional carols which will be followed by the main event as Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Catherine Seeley, flicks to switch to light up the town Christmas tree.

So it’s time dig out the winter woollies, and have yourself a merry little Christmas as Santa Claus is coming to town.

For further information contact Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council on T: 028 4066 0609 or go to the council website at www.armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/armaghbanbridgecraigavon.