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Willy Wonka to Sweeten up Glengormley

18 November 2015

Mayor, Councillor Thomas Hogg and Eoin Keenan as Willy Wonka, launch the Glengormley Christmas Switch on event.


Glengormley will light up for Christmas this year on Saturday 21 November with an array of family fun activities.  Come and see Willy Wonka and the Oompa-Loompas in their Chocolate Factory from 1.30pm in Lilian Bland Pavilion 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 Mossley Mill 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 charities supported by the Newtownabbey Rotary Club. 

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 lead the fancy dress parade to the Christmas tree at the Ulster Bank, where they will switch on the Christmas tree lights to light Glengormley up for a magical Christmas!

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