year's Christmas Switch-On in Lisburn city centre will take
place on Friday November 21 with the theme 'White Christmas'.
The event, which was launched this week, will
see a glittering array of performers and local school children
parade through the city to kick-off the Festive Season in
Lisburn City Council said it was delighted to
welcome Sprucefield Park on board as main sponsor of the
The Mayor, Councillor Ronnie Crawford said:
"The event is a showcase for our residents at Christmas-time and
I welcome our main sponsor onboard in our efforts."
The Council is working with local schools and
said it was delighted to have around 150 children carrying
handmade lanterns to the parade and 30 glittering angelic
Among other attractions, the spectacular
Ice-Queen will make her appearance with white-clad festive stilt
walkers, a White Fairy, Jack Frost, roller skating Christmas
Snowmen, Christmas Puddings, Christmas Baubles and a magnificent
White Christmas Tree on stilts. Santa of course is arriving in
his specially commissioned train to make sure to wish young
children a Happy Christmas.
Mr Crawford also said: "I welcome the
continued support of the Ulster Star in
the Christmas Switch-On event and we look
forward to working with them. I hope the event enjoys good
weather and look forward to a spectacular night."
The parade will wind its way through Market
Square and Bow Street to see the Mayor switch on Lisburn's
festive Christmas lights. As usual the event
is expected to be very busy so the advice is to arrive early.
The event begins at 7pm.