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Willy Wonka Promises a Chocolatey Christmas in Ballyclare!

23 November 2015

Eoin Keenan as Willy Wonka launches the Ballyclare Christmas Switch on event.


Ballyclare will light up for Christmas on Saturday 28 November with an array of family fun activities and the annual Christmas tree switch on.  Come and see Willy Wonka and the Oompa-Loompas in their Chocolate Factory from 1.30pm in Ballyclare Town Hall with plenty of chocolate themed activities for the whole family.  Tickets are required for the chocolate factory, which also includes a visit to Santa’s Grotto.  Tickets are available from Sixmile Leisure Centre and cost £4 per child with one parent being admitted free with every child.  Children can also visit Santa’s Grotto only 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 Willy Wonka and Santa.  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.