TAKE a step back in time and enjoy the grandeur of the Georgian era with horse-drawn carriages, children’s street games and theatre, living history characters, a spectacular light projection show and much more at Armagh Georgian Day on November 24.

More than 20,000 people are expected to flock to Armagh for its annual Georgian Day which celebrates the city’s historic roots with a modern twist and also marks the start of its Christmas celebrations.
Georgian Day will be in full swing from 10am and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) is encouraging people to join the celebrations.

NITB’s Destination PR Officer, Pauline Gormley says Armagh Georgian Day is a great opportunity for people to find out more about the city’s history while also enjoying a family day out in the run-up to Christmas.

“Georgian Day marks the start of Armagh’s Christmas celebrations and promises to be a fantastic day out for the whole family.  This year will be bigger and better than ever before and the city will be bustling with people and entertainment,” said Pauline.

“The streets will be filled with the smells of mince pies and mulled wine and there will be stalls from all over Northern Ireland packed with unique, handmade gifts.

“There will also be horse-drawn carriages around the mall area, children’s street games and theatre as well as living history characters in full Georgian dress that will entertain the crowds throughout the city,” she continued.

“The day is one of the most exciting and unique celebrations in the festive calendar and offers a truly special atmosphere that everyone will enjoy,” Pauline added.

Georgian Day will run from 10am until 6pm and will also include a spectacular light show which will bring the city centre to life with special effects and colour, the Christmas light-up and a surprise visit from Santa Claus.

There will be a free Park & Ride scheme running from Palace Demesne and Elim Church.  Thomson Street, Scotch Street to the junction with Linenhall Street and Market Street will be closed to traffic during the celebrations.

A winter city break in Armagh starts from only £49 per room.

For further information on Georgian Day click on www.discovernorthernireland.com or visit your local tourist information centre.