Sparkling festive programme in Antrim

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This week saw the Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Thomas Hogg, launch the Borough’s 2015 Christmas events programme.

The festive entertainment kicks off in Antrim Town on Friday, November 20 from 5.45pm in Market Square with musical entertainment hosted by Pete Snodden from Cool FM.

Santa will make his grand entrance with his Minion companions at 7pm and a spectacular fireworks display at 7.30pm will round off a perfect festive evening.

Santa will be back in town on Thursday, December 10 when he will arrive by boat along the Sixmile Water River at 6.15pm as part of the Winter Wonderland event at Antrim Loughshore Park.

This event begins at 6pm and is free to attend.

Activities on the night include face painting and Santa’s adventure activity playground to ensure a seasonal night is had by all the family.

From Saturday, December 12 until December 20 will see Antrim Castle Gardens transformed into an Enchanted Winter Garden from 4pm until 8pm each day. Don’t forget to support your local Christmas tree switch on over the coming weeks as trees throughout the Borough light up.

Further details on these tree lighting ceremonies and the full Christmas programme can be found on our website www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/christmas