Santa Claus and His Reindeer are Coming To Town
Newry and Downpatrick will switch on their Christmas Lights with a free family event this November. Make sure to wrap up warm and come down to Marcus Square Event Space, Newry on Thursday 24November and St Patrick Square, Downpatrick on Friday 25 November.
The Newry switch on event will begin at 5pm. Come along and meet Santa and his reindeers, enjoy the live music on stage by Connor Martin and carols by Accolade, free amusements, face painting , balloon modelling and a variety of kids crafts. The spectacular tree will be switched on at 6.45pm followed by a pyrotechnics display. At 7pm, the Newry Christmas Colour Run will commence, and all participants are encouraged to tinsel their trainers and embrace the Christmas spirit. To enter, visit crashservices.com/colourrun
The Downpatrick switch on event will begin at 5pm. Watch the enchanting lantern parade, led by Santa and his reindeer from Down County Museum at 6.15pm and enjoy the free family activities in St Patrick Square, including live performances from the talented Connor Martin, Carols by St Patrick’s Grammar School, amusements, face painting, balloon modelling and stilt walking. Call into The St Patrick Centre to take part in the free Christmas decoration making workshops for the whole family to enjoy. The Christmas lights will be switched on at 7.15pm followed by a fireworks display.
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Gillian Fitzpatrick said, “Newry and Downpatrick traders are busy preparing for the forthcoming Christmas season and I would encourage everyone to come out and support the local businesses in the run up to Christmas. The best way to spread Christmas cheer is to sing loud for all to hear, so I would encourage everyone to join in and sing their favourite Christmas carols. I would also encourage everyone to come to the ‘Switch-Ons’ and have as much fun as you can with all the available activities at each event. This jovial period is a time for grown-ups to remember their magical childhood memories and I am sure I will not be the only one buzzing with excitement as we wait for the arrival of Santa to officially start the festive season in Newry and Downpatrick”.
For more information contact Newry Visitor Information Centre on 028 3031 3170, Downpatrick Visitor Information Centre on 028 4461 2233.