Christmas Kicks Off in Coalisland!
Coalisland will officially light up for Christmas when Santa flicks the switch on Sunday, 1 December.
The festive fun will take place at the Cornmill from 4.30pm – 6.30pm and Santa will illuminate the town and commence the countdown to Christmas at 6.30pm.
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 4.30pm – 6.15pm 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, Rapunzel.
Crowds will be treated to a performance from local children from Craic Theatre, JD Dance and popular local artists Brian Mills and Declan McGrath, Reverb, 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 6.30pm.
Also this year, The National Autistic Society NI Dungannon & District Branch will be providing a designated ‘safe space’ at their premises on Barrack Street, Coalisland, from 4.30pm to 7pm for any families who may require it during the event.
Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Martin Kearney said:
The lights switch on in Coalisland is a very unique, close-knit and special event because it is so community focused. It will certainly heighten the Christmas buzz in the town while also showcasing all it has to offer during the festive period.
For more information on the lights switch on in Coalisland, visit: www.midulstercouncil.org/whatson.