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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall… Who’s the Fairest of them all?

21 November 2016

Snow White (Katelyn Ramshaw) dazzles the Mayor, Councillor John Scott with the programme of events at this year’s Ballyclare Switch On event.


Ballyclare will light up for Christmas on Saturday 26 November 2016 with an array of family fun activities at the annual Christmas tree switch on.  Come and see Snow White and friends in their Enchanted Forest from 1.30pm in Ballyclare Town Hall with craft sessions by Jumping Clay for the whole family.  Tickets are required for the Enchanted Forest, which also includes a free child’s visit to Santa’s Grotto.  Tickets for the three sessions at 1.30pm, 2.45pm and 4pm, are available from Sixmile Leisure Centre and cost £3 per person.   

Children can also visit Santa’s Grotto at a cost of £2.50 per child which includes a gift from Santa. Proceeds from the grotto will go to work supported by the Mayor’s Charities. 

At 2.30pm the free family fun entertainment will kick off with local radio presenters ensuring the crowd get into the festive spirit.  At 5pm there will be Christmas readings, Carols and music before the much-awaited arrival of the Mayor along with his special guests Snow White, Santa and friends.  Together they will switch on the Christmas tree lights to light up Ballyclare for a magical Christmas!

Further details of the full Christmas programme can be found on our website www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/christmas