Coalisland will officially light up for Christmas when Santa flicks the switch on Sunday, 2 December.
The festive fun will take place at the Cornmill from 3.30pm – 6.30pm with the lights switch on at 6pm.
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 3.30pm – 5.30pm 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 throughout the afternoon with music by DJ Marty Lowe getting everyone in the Christmas spirit as well as free face painting, balloon modelling and Christmas walkabout characters and a special appearance from the Dame from Craic Theatre’s pantomime, Aladdin.
Crowds will be treated to a performance from local children from Craic Theatre and popular local artists Brian Mills and Declan McGrath, the Crafty Crows, 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 6pm.
The Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Sean McPeake said: “The lights switch on in Coalisland is always a very special and enjoyable event because it is so community focused. It 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.