November 12 saw the countdown to Christmas get underway in Mid & East Antrim with the Christmas lights switch-on in Ballymena.
Mayor of Mid & East Antrim Cllr Billy Ashe was joined by Castle Tower pupil Joshua Kennedy for the very special occcasion which also kick-started a range of exciting seasonal events across the borough in the run up to December 25.
Cllr. Ashe said: “Celebrating the festive season is at the heart of autumn and winter activities across Mid and East Antrim borough...The message of Peace and Goodwill’ is central to the celebration of Christmas.”
Activities across Mid and East Antrim in the coming weeks will include such attractions as the seasonal pantomime, Sleeping Beauty, which will play in both Ballymena and Larne, and even a Festive Train Ride which will be transporting people to see Santa at the Family Fun Zone in Carnfunnock Country Park, Larne, on weekends throughout December (call 07745 570037 for more details).
Other not-to-be-missed events and activites include: Christmas lights switch-on in Broughshane by the Mayor, Cllr Ashe, on Friday, November 27, from 6.45pm to 7.45pm.
Victorian Street Fair in Whitehead from 1pm followed by the Christmas lights Switch-on, on November 28.
Sleeping Beauty Pantomime at The Braid, Ballymena, daily from November 26-28.
Glenarm Christmas Market at the Eglinton Shed, Eglinton Yard, on December 5, from 5pm-7pm and, Christmas lights switch on at Dixon Hall, Drains Bay, on December 8, from 7-8pm.