The Big Christmas Lights Switch On Guide 2021

Monday, November 22, 2021

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As the festive season fast approaches, what better way to kick things off than with the Big Christmas Lights Switch On. Check out our list of Lights Switch Ons and celebrate virtually, or in a town/city near you.

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1. COOKSTOWN

Friday 26th November, Time TBC

Cookstown Christmas Lights Switch On

Tune in from the warmth and comfort of your own home on the Council’s FacebookTwitter and Instagram Channels as Council Chair, Councillor Paul McLean, Santa and his elves switch on this year's Christmas Lights on Friday 26th November.

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2. NEWTOWNARDS

Saturday 27th November, 5pm

Newtownards Christmas Lights Switch On

Newtownards Christmas Market is set to open at 10am followed by the Christmas lights switch on at 5pm.

From live music and entertainment to Santa’s Grotto and an extra special guest, this is an event you’ll not want to miss!

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3. DUNGANNON

Friday 26th November, Time TBC

Dungannon Christmas Lights Switch On

Tune in from the warmth and comfort of your own home on the Council’s FacebookTwitter and Instagram Channels as Council Chair, Councillor Paul McLean, Santa and his elves switch on this year's Christmas Lights on Friday 26th November.

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4. MAGHERAFELT

Friday 26th November, Time TBC

Magherafelt Christmas Lights Switch On

Tune in from the warmth and comfort of your own home on the Council’s FacebookTwitter and Instagram Channels as Council Chair, Councillor Paul McLean, Santa and his elves switch on this year's Christmas Lights on Friday 26th November.

Find out more

 

5. BALLYCLARE

Saturday 27th November, 7-8:30pm

Ballyclare Switch On & Christmas Market

This year's theme is ' A Superhero Christmas’ and the special Christmas show will be hosted by Cool FM's Stuart Robinson, and will celebrate key workers.

 A ‘super’ finale will see a number of superheroes lending their magic power as they help the Mayor and Santa Clause Light up the town for Christmas.

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6. NEWRY

Thursday 25th November, Time TBC

Newry Christmas Illumination Programme

This year, a Christmas Illumination Programme will take place instead of the traditional Christmas light switch on event. This will include street performances and lots of entertainment as well as additional Christmas illuminations. Are you ready to be dazzled? 

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7. DOWNPATRICK

Friday 26th November, Time TBC

Downpatrick Christmas Illumination Programme

This year, a Christmas Illumination Programme will take place instead of the traditional Christmas light switch on event. This will include street performances and lots of entertainment as well as additional Christmas illuminations.

Let the sparkle commence!

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8. BANBRIDGE

Saturday 27th November, 1-6pm

Banbridge Christmas Lights Switch On

A host of festive fun to bring some Christmas magic to the town in a family-friendly and safe way whilst also supporting local businesses in the lead up to Christmas.  

What better way to spread the magic and joy of this most wonderful time of the year?

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9. WHITEHEAD

Saturday 27th November, 3–5:30pm

Whitehead Christmas Lights Switch On

Why not have Christmas at the coast with beautiful Christmas carols, street entertainers and Santa’s Grotto, all topped off with a spectacular fireworks display along the promenade.

If all that doesn’t get you into the spirit, nothing will.

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10. BROUGHSHANE

Saturday 27th November, 6pm

Broughshane Christmas Lights Switch On

Get involved in the festive fun between 2-7pm at Houston’s Mill, Broughshane with a very merry Christmas food & crafts fair, Santa’s illuminated pedal power parade and most importantly, the Christmas light switch on at 6pm.

Festive fun for the whole family!

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11. CARRYDUFF

Saturday 27th November, Time TBC

Carryduff Christmas Lights Switch On

Join in on the festivities at Lough Moss Leisure Centre as Carryduff is lit up for Christmas! The Lisburn Light Festival also starts on 19th November with events and light shows running until 23rd December. Come along and enjoy the festivities.

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12. RANDALSTOWN

Friday 3rd December, 5pm

Randalstown Christmas Lights Switch On

Have ' A Superhero Christmas’ as Randalstown light’s up the town centre!

Cool FM's Stuart Robinson will be hosting a special Christmas Show between 7 – 8:30pm featuring choirs, bands and a very special pantomime from Mr Hullabaloo.

A ‘super’ finale will see a number of superheroes lending their magic power as they help the Mayor and Santa Clause switch the lights on!

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13. DROMORE

Saturday 4th December, 1-6pm

Dromore Christmas Lights Switch On

A host of festive fun to bring some Christmas magic to the town in a family-friendly and safe way whilst also supporting local businesses in the lead up to Christmas.  

It’s a magical evening for all!

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