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Christmas Lights Switch-Ons

Enjoy the festive Christmas Light Switch-On events in Belfast, Lisburn, Newtownards, Bangor and Holywood.

Belfast Christmas Light Switch-On

18 November
Belfast City Hall

Join the Lord Mayor, Councillor Nuala McAllister and the Cool FM Breakfast crew, Bing and Flop, The Twirlywoos, Milkshake Live's Derek and Jen and Cavehill Primary School choir as they kick off the festive season with the annual Christmas lights switch on. Please note that all tickets for this event have now been allocated. Read more >>

Don't forget, the Santa Parade from Belfast City Hall to CastleCourt takes place at 12 noon, and the Belfast Christmas Market also opens in the grounds of Belfast City Hall at 12 noon.

The Big Christmas Light Switch On at Victoria Square

10 November, 4pm - 7pm
Victoria Square

Start off your festive season with the Big Christmas Light Switch On at Victoria Square. Meet their magical reindeer and enjoy facepainting and kids entertainment followed by the famous annual Christmas Parade and Santa’s arrival. Read more >>

The Big Switch On at The Four Winds

23 November, 6pm
The Four Winds

Join DJ Will, his cartoon friends and of course their old friend Santa Claus to help with with the Big Switch On of all the Christmas lights at The Four Winds. Enjoy Christmas carols, hear Frozen stars Anna and Elsa sing live, visit Santa and enjoy festive hot food while you soak up the joyous Christmas atmosphere. Read more >>

Bangor Christmas Light Switch On and Fireworks Display

18 November, 5.30pm - 7pm
Bangor Seafront

The skies above Bangor will sparkle with the fantastic annual fireworks display before the switching on of the Christmas tree lights. Don't miss out on the festive fun and lots more activities happening throughout the day! Read more >>

Ards Christmas Light Switch On and Lantern Parade

24 November, 5.30pm - 7pm
Conway Square, Ards Town Centre

Join Cool FM's Pete Snodden for a superb evening of Christmas fun featuring 'Spark!', a mesmerising street theatre show combining drums and light that will lead the spectacular lantern parade from Ards Arena. At 7pm the parade will arrive in Conway Square for one last performance from Spark before the switch on finale. Read more >>

Holywood Christmas Lights Switch On

25 November, 4.30pm
Holywood Town Centre

Join in the festive fun and entertainment at the spectacular Christmas Lights Switch On in Holywood, with an additional programme of themed activities throughout the day. Plus, look out for Santa on his sleigh as he makes his way through Holywood town centre! Read more >>


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