Jacqueline’s pick of what’s on this weekend across NI


Mallusk Enterprise Park Christmas Market takes place this weekend.  Find local businesses and social enterprises to shop and support, enjoy our entertainment line up including live music from Audio Level DJ, indulge in festive drinks and nibbles and browse the entries to the Children’s Art Competition. There will also be a free Santa’s Grotto experience and a festive food mountain built in aid of the Newtownabbey Food Bank and a Children’s Gift mountain in aid of Cash for Kids.

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It’s been the godmother of all waits, but this Christmas at The Market Place Theatre, you shall go to the ball!  Pantomime is back with all the traditional festive ingredients; an amazing cast, glittering set, laugh-out-loud humour, plenty of boos and hisses, all topped off with a sprinkling of fairy magic! So dust off your ball gowns and join us for the classic rags-to-riches tale with a modern twist – ‘Cinderella’.

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Children’s Craft Christmas at Clifton House. Why not let the kids experience something different this Festive season? Step back in time to Christmas 250 years ago and see how children once celebrated in the Poorhouse. Learn about their traditions, gifts, food and entertainment. It’s not the ‘Scrooge’ you’d imagine it to be.

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Santa Cruise, Strangford Activity Centre. Join the merry old elf for a hair-raising sleigh ride around the islands aboard a fast speed boat – Black Jacket. Hold onto your santa hats asyou fly through the waters of Strangford Lough!

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Share on Ice! SHARE Discovery Village is kicking off an exciting festive period with SHARE Village on Ice: a fantastic indoor synthetic rink, which is almost identical to a frozen surface but much more eco-friendly for all the family to enjoy. Whether you’re a budding skater or a confident glider, our wheelchair-friendly ice rink is open to all ages and abilities!

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Roe Valley Speciality Christmas Market.  Join Roe Valley on Saturday 3rd December for their Limabady Christmas Market, offering shoppers a warm welcome, with friendly traders and the choice of a range of unique local produce, Craft, Art, Treats, Street Food and speciality handcrafted items, this a perfect opportunity to pick up some unique Christmas Gifts and treats for all the family!

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Carol and Jimmy’s Cracker is back at the Burnavon Cookstown this weekend after two long years!

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