Dungannon is officially kicking off its festive celebrations in style with a spectacular Christmas Lights Switch On and Santa’s Pageant for the whole family.
The fun filled event will take place from 6.30pm on Friday 20th November in Market Square which is set to be the hub of all the town’s festive events over coming weeks.
Visitors to the town will enjoy quality shopping, live entertainment as well as a Santa’s Pageant. The event promises to be even bigger and even better this year with Santa, Mrs Claus and their special friends visiting the town centre before meeting the children in Ranfurly House after switching on the lights at 7.30pm.
There will be a real carnival atmosphere around the town centre and in Market Square as the Pageant that includes The Mad Hatter Samba Band, Christmas Elves, Aladdin and, of course, Santa and Mrs Claus weaves its way through the streets of the town via Scotch St., Georges St., William St., Irish St. before returning to Market Square. Entertainment from 6.30pm includes music from ‘3’s a crowd’, local dance groups, Balloon modellers, stilt walkers and face painters will provide entertainment aplenty during the proceedings.
Shoppers can also get ahead of the Christmas rush and visit a wide range of well-known high street brands as well as unique independent boutiques to purchase gifts for all ages.
To find out about Christmas events across Mid Ulster, including other light switch on events in Coalisland, Cookstown, Magherafelt, and Maghera, click here.