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Huge Crowds Enjoy Magherafelt Christmas Lights Switch On

Huge crowds attended this year’s Christmas festivities in Magherafelt on Saturday 25 November.

For the first time, Market Square hosted a Children’s Christmas Village where children met the Grinch, enjoyed Christmas crafts, musical performances, puppet shows and storytelling with Mrs Claus.

Free face painting also took place in the Bank of Ireland on Market Square which proved as popular as always, and live entertainment was on offer from local choirs, musicians and popular walkabout characters.

The main event was Santa’s arrival to switch on the Christmas lights with help from the Deputy Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Meta Graham, who also helped to launch the firework display and kick off the festive season in Magherafelt this year.

A fantastic night was had by all. For a full album of photos please visit our Facebook page.