A fantastic Christmas in Cookstown gets officially underway this year with the Big Switch On of the town’s brand new Christmas lights at 7.30pm on Thursday 28h November.
Once our streets come alive in what is sure to be a more spectacular display than ever , you will know for sure that Christmas is really just around the corner. So why not get into the festive season in good time, wrap up warm and come join in the fun which starts at the earlier time than before of 6.30pm.
This year we are delighted to welcome Cool FM DJ Connor Phillips, to keep everyone entertained and take charge on stage. He will introduce live musical performances from the Glackin family and a guest appearance by Justin McGurk. Throughout the event Connor will of course be using his wit and lively banter to keep the crowd in good spirits in the build-up to Santa’s arrival before the count down and the Big Switch-On itself!
While you wait, there will be loads to keep kids of all ages amused - street stalls, free face painting , balloon modelling , Christmas crafts as well as a host of Christmas and Cartoon characters – watch out for Rudy Two Shoes, the Gingerbread Man and the Christmas Bear to name just a few of the Friendly Faces personalities coming along.
Of course the highlight of the evening will be the arrival of Santa himself, this year aboard his new train and sleigh and joined by his best naughty elves, Sly and Gobbo!
Santa will join the Chairman of Cookstown District Council, Councillor Pearse McAleer on stage just after 7.30pm and together they will press the magic red button and the town will light up in its breath-taking Christmas display.
So take a note right now to be there for the Big Switch On as Cookstown centre lights up for Christmas on Thursday 28th November. Fun starts at 6.30pm and the lights switch-on is at 7.30pm.
Cookstown District Council would like to remind motorists that road diversions will be in place and William Street will be closed to through traffic on Thursday 28th November from 5.30 pm, re-opening at 9.30 pm
For further information on The Big Switch On 2013 contact The Burnavon Box Office on 028 8676 9949 option 1.