Video: Thousands attend Christmas lights switch-on at Magherafelt

Several thousand packed into Magherafelt town centre tonight for the big switch-on of the Christmas Lights.

There was plenty of entertainment in the build-up to the switch-on, which was performed by Santa Claus and Magherafelt District Council Chairperson Councillor Kate McEldowney.

Councillor McEldowney described the event - including the Christmas Market - as “a huge success” and congratulated everyone involved in organising it.