Watch Holywood light up this Christmas with a day of festive fun in the town centre this Saturday 28th November. Featuring a Christmas Market, Open House choir, a synthetic ice-rink, a visit from Santa, a giant snowman, activities in the library and street theatre, the event promises to be a great day out for the whole family. The market will trade from 11am – 6pm and the lights will be switched on by the Mayor at 4.30pm.
Georgian Day this Saturday 28th November will see the Ancient Cathedral City of Armagh transformed with market stalls offering beautiful indigenous crafts and food as well as the scent of warm mince pies and mulled wine combined with the sound of local musicians to ensure a truly unique atmosphere to get the festive season started. See Armagh in all its festive glory, as it back to its Georgian roots for a unique Christmas experience that cannot to be missed!
Irvinestown Christmas lights are being turned on Saturday 28th November. PJ the D J will be providing music with his famous snow machine filling the main street with snow. There are special appearances from Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Peppa Pig, George and The Arc Centres Racoon. Get into the spirit of Christmas and have the children dress up in Fancy Dress and there is free face painting on the day.
Celebrate Thanksgiving at the Ulster American Folk Park this Thursday 26th November. At this time of year, Americans across the world turn their thoughts to home and family as they prepare to celebrate the cherished American holiday of Thanksgiving. Join the Partridge family in Slippery Rock, Butler County as they prepare their Thanksgiving dinner of 1863 and explore how the celebration first started. Taste seasonal dishes of succotash and pumpkin and shoofly pie. Normal admission pricing applies.
The annual speciality Christmas market returns to Magherafelt this weekend with more than 35 food and drink suppliers. Browse and sample locally produced Artisan food and drink, or unwind in the lounge, with a craft beer or hot mulled wine with entertainment by local bands & school children. Be inspired and amazed by the variety, quality and originality of the hand-made craft products and gifts available. All wrapped up in this smorgasbord of treats will be Magherafelt’s Christmas Lights Switch-On on Saturday the 28 November at 7pm. This promises to be a captivating evening of festive fun, with the Cool FM Roadshow, prize giveaways, that will finish with the traditional, spectacular fireworks display and of course, Santa!
The Courtyard Theatre Ballyearl presents Jack and the Beanstalk beginning this Friday 27th November. From the creative team that brought you Snow White, Aladdin, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty: Jack and the Beanstalk will have you and your family singing, dancing and clapping along! Featuring an outstanding cast of live performers, puppetry, dazzling sets and lavish costumes, children of all ages can join in the excitement and fun as our spectacular story unfolds. Full of laughter and fun, don’t miss out on the truly magical experience of a Christmas pantomime. There is also a special visit and present from Santa at the end of the show! Show Times: Weeknights at 7pm; Weekends at 1pm, 4pm & 7pm
Frock Around The Clock will be returning to beautiful Malone House Belfast for the ‘Wonderful Winter’ Vintage & Handmade Fair on Sunday 29th November and will feature 45 stalls of vintage, handcrafted & upcycled fashion, furniture, homewares and collectibles, textiles and decor, jewellery, sweet treats, toys, art, craft, gifts, artisan food, children & baby wear & much more!
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