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Vintage Santa helps Switch on Cookstown Lights

Thousands braved a cold night to attend the return of Mid Ulster District Council’s Cookstown Christmas Lights Switch On event, on Friday evening, 24 November.

The switch on event took place on William Street from 6.30pm – 8pm. The street came alive with a range of entertainment, including performances from Stewartstown Panto, Tullylagan Pipe Band and The Double Whiskeys, as well as a fantastic Showstoppers Parade that entertained the crowd.

There was also plenty of on-street entertainment including face painting, The Gaming Bus and lots of character walkabouts for all those Christmas selfies. 

Santa then arrived in style in a Chevy Apache 1959 vintage car to switch on the town’s renowned Christmas lights just before 7.30pm. 

A fabulous, fun and festive night was had by all. To see photos from the evening go to our Facebook page