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Light up your night in Antrim and Newtownabbey

Santa Claus joins the Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Alderman Stephen Ross and little Ruby Norris to launch the Christmas Light Switch Ons.

Get into the festive spirit this Christmas with Christmas Light Switch Ons across Antrim and Newtownabbey.

There will be lots of free, festive family fun across the Borough from Wednesday 23 November to Saturday 26 November as we kick off the seasonal celebrations.


Hosted by Cool FM presenters, the events will each feature an innovative performance by Tumble Circus. Local talent will take to the stage including primary schools, choirs, musicians and dance academies to get you in the mood for Christmas.

Santa will also make an appearance during the event alongside a special guest before the Christmas lights are switched on, lighting up the Borough for Christmas 2022!

Events are as follows:


• Wednesday 23 November 2022, 6pm-7.30pm: Rathcoole and Mossley Mill

• Thursday 24 November 2022, 6pm-7.30pm: Antrim and Crumlin

• Friday 25 November 2022, 6pm-7.30pm: Glengormley and Randalstown

• Saturday 26 November 2022, 4.30pm-6pm: Ballyclare

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Alderman Stephen Ross commented:

“Our Christmas Switch On events are a great time for everyone to come together as a community and get into the festive spirit. We have a fantastic line up organised this year and I would encourage everyone to join in the fun and help us light up Antrim and Newtownabbey for Christmas 2022.”

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