Helping Santa gather up the
five gold rings and golden calling birds in
preparation for the !enter parade are the Mayor
of Lisburn, Councillor James Tinsley; Sarah
Callendar of event sponsor, Dunmorris, with Ryan
White and Megan Murray from Knockmore Primary
who will take part in the festivities.
IT MAY only have been Halloween this week,
but Lisburn Council has announced its plans to dazzle in the run
up to Christmas.
Bow Street will light up with the 12 Days of
Christmas lantern parade on Friday November 23 at the city's
Christmas Lights Switch On.
From the partridge in a pear tree, to four
golden calling birds, through swans a-swimming and ladies
dancing - all are set to delight in the dazzling lantern and
costume parade through the City centre.
Looking forward to some traditional family
entertainment, the Mayor, Councillor lames Tinsley said: "This
year's event promises to be a fun night with something for all
the family and local schools are busy preparing for their parts
in the Parade. The Council has been working very hard to bring
all of the 12 Days of Christmas to Lisburn and I know spectators
are in for a real treat.
"I am grateful to our sponsor Dunmorris for
coming on hoard again to support the event and I would also like
to thank the Ulster Star for its continued commitment to the
event over the years."
Nearly 200 local primary school children will
feature in the parade, before Father Christmas journeys up Bow
Street in his sleigh and snow train for the switching on of this
year's lights at 7pm.
Pre-parade entertainment will begin from
6.30pm with Christmas characters, free give-aways, carol singing
and a special Christmas message from the Mayor to ensure that
the Christmas season gets well underway in Lisburn.