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Countdown to Christmas Switch On. COMPETITION TIME: Share your festive cheer

Countdown to Christmas Switch On. COMPETITION TIME: Share your festive cheer

November 8, 2017

With just over one week to go until the streets of Lisburn light up with an evening of free family fun, work is well underway at the Council to make this a fantastic community celebration.

The event, on Thursday 16th November, begins at 6pm with pre-parade entertainment by SERC Performing Arts students, friendly festive characters and giveaways.  We also have entertainment on the main stage including Mr Hullabaloo’s ‘Cinderella’ pantomime and festive tunes from Lisburn Community Children’s Choir. Spaces will be limited so come early to Market Square to secure a good viewing point.  

An illuminated lantern parade of school children and local community groups together with carnival performers will dazzle you with their colour and festive cheer while our VIP guest Santa and the Mayor switches on the Christmas lights.  

The Mayor, Councillor Tim Morrow, reminds everyone: “The Switch On is always a family favourite and we would love to see you all join in this event which marks the start of the festive season in our Council area.  Christmas is all about giving and this is the Council’s chance to give something back to you.”

“We want you to share your festive cheer so we are asking you to like our event on the Council’s facebook page and upload your photos of the evening on the event page or twitter using #LisburnXmas. Make sure you upload your photos on the night as we want to capture the atmosphere as it happens.  The best photo will win a hamper of family passes to Dundonald Ice-Bowl, the LeisurePlex and tickets for the ever-popular ‘A Swingabella Christmas’ which takes place in the Island Arts Centre.  I look forward to seeing you all next week and good luck with the competition”, he continued.

If you are attending the event, please park in one of the City Centre car parks before joining the festivities in Bow Street and Market Square.  The newly refurbished Graham Gardens Car Park is offering FREE car parking from 5.30pm to 9.00pm for those attending the Switch On event.

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For further information, please contact the Council on 028 9250 9558.  Please keep an eye on our social media for further updates.