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Coalisland lights up for Christmas!

16 November 2017

Don’t miss the Christmas lights switch on in Coalisland this year which will see festive fun taking place across two days, on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December.

On Saturday 2nd December Western House will be bursting with festive cheer from 12noon-4pm with lots of free drop-in activities for children including arts and crafts, make your own reindeer food, a petting farm, light refreshments with Mrs Claus and letter writing to Santa, to hand deliver to the man himself when he comes to illuminate the town the following day.

Coalisland will then be officially lit-up for Christmas on Sunday 3rd December with activities taking place around the town from 1pm-5.30pm.

The annual Na Fianna Christmas Fayre with over 40 craft and food stalls will take place at the Parochial Centre from 1pm-5pm where you’re sure to pick-up plenty of Christmas gift inspiration!

Santa will take up residence in his cosy corner in the Cornmill Centre from 1pm-4.30pm so make sure to come along and hand-deliver that important Christmas letter and also receive a free gift.

There’ll be lots of festive fun in the carpark of the Cornmill Centre with music by DJ Marty Lowe getting everyone in the Christmas spirit as well as free face painting, balloon modelling and Christmas walkabout characters from 1pm-4.30pm.

Popular local artists Brian Mills and Declan McGrath will take to the stage from 4.30pm and are sure to have the crowd rockin’ around the Christmas tree until Santa arrives from his cosy corner to officially light up the town for Christmas at 5.20pm.

The Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Kim Ashton said: “The lights switch on in Coalisland is always a very special and enjoyable event because it is so community focused. This year sees festive activities taking place over two days which is a great opportunity to create that Christmas buzz in the town while also showcasing all it has to offer.”

For more information on the lights switch on in Coalisland, visit: www.midulstercouncil.org/christmas.

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