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Cookstown Christmas Lights Switch On

Start Date: 24 November 2017

End Date: 25 November 2017

Time: From 5:30pm

Venue: Cookstown Main Street

Admission: Free

Telephone: 028 8676 9949

An evening of family entertainment awaits before a mile of magical Christmas lights illuminate Cookstown and the festive countdown begins!

Starting at 5.30pm on William Street and in the build-up to the switch-on, there will be loads to keep everyone amused - street stalls, free face painting and a host of Christmas and Cartoon characters providing on-street entertainment for the little ones. The corner of the Burn Road and William Street junction will feature amazing ice-sculptures, presenting the perfect opportunity for family photos. 

A big screen will be in place with live streamed footage from the stage so that you won’t miss any of the special moments as the entertainment plays out over the evening. Opening with local band, The Banjacks on stage from 5.30pm, bringing their own unique blend and twist to some of your favourite songs, also appearing will be the cast of Stewartstown Amateur Dramatic Society with numbers from their forthcoming pantomime Pinocchio (playing in the Burnavon, Cookstown from Friday 5th – 27th January 2018), and the award winning Tullylagan Pipe Band, established in 1923 and currently one of the most respected and well-known bands on the circuit. 

The highlight of the evening will be the arrival of Santa himself, this year aboard a very special mode of transport. Santa will appear on stage just after 6.30pm, to join the Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Kim Ashton and local model Kate Grant to press the magic red button and light up the town with its stunning Christmas display.

Motorists please be aware that road diversions will be in place from 4.30pm in Cookstown Town Centre and William Street will be closed to through traffic on Friday 24th November from 5pm, re-opening at 8pm.