Christmas in Randalstown


Randalstown Chamber of Trade is set to host the second annual Randalstown Christmas Market on Saturday November 26 from 10am to 5pm.

The town is home to some of Co Antrim’s favourite businesses who will be joined for one day only by an array of entertainment and free family activities.

With over 30 local businesses, renowned for personal service and a welcoming atmosphere Randalstown Christmas Market will take place in the town centre, a vast space which will be filled with festive cheer, guests and entertainment.

The town will be transformed and visitors will be treated to an array of free entertainment from local artists including Thomas Copeland, DJ McAteer, Caolan Mccann & Tiernan Heffron.

Families can embrace the festivities and avail of family shows from Cool FM’s Rodney, free activities - face painting, balloon modelling, amusements and even a petting zoo.

It’s big, loud and colourful - The Q Radio bus will be pulling up from 12noon hop on and win great prizes and great Q Radio goodies.

Oliver Kearney, events co-ordinator at Randalstown Chamber of Trade said: “There’s a great mix of businesses in Randalstown and the town itself is a vibrant community.

“We thought it was about time to celebrate that at Christmas and I’d like to thank the team at Randalstown Chamber of Trade for all their efforts in getting the businesses, stallholders and entertainment committed to what will be a fantastic event.

“There’s been no shortage of local businesses wanting to get involved at this event and I can’t wait to see it come together on the day.

“I would encourage anyone in the area and further a field to come along and guarantee we’ll get you in the mood for the festive season.“

Traditional Christmas Markets originate from the centre of Europe, and are extremely popular in countries including Austria, Germany, Northern Italy and France.

While Christmas is a peak time for retailers, Christmas Markets have proven to be extremely successful in attracting additional people into town centres and encouraging consumers to spend their money locally as opposed to shopping online.

The market will be open to local businesses and visitors alike. Entertainment from local choirs and carollers will also help get visitors into the festive spirit.

The Market will be organised in partnership with Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council. It will Take place on Saturday November 26 from 10am transforming the town centre into a winter wonderland.

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