Santa’s Switch On Procession consisted of festive characters and beautiful bespoke Christmas themed mobile installations from LUXE.
The event formed part of Council’s Uncover the Magic of Christmas programme which includes the return of the renowned Walled City Christmas Markets and the Mayor’s Magical Christmas Experience in The Alley Theatre and Guildhall.
The procession left Dock Street at 5pm and and took in Railway Road, Asda Roundabout, Abercorn Square, Castle Street, Main Street and Market Street before finishing back at Dock Street.
Said the Mayor: “I am delighted that we are able to welcome families back into Strabane town centre for the Christmas lights switch-ons this year.” he said.
“I have spoken to our maintenance teams who have some exciting new lights installations planned and it will be a magical evening to see the town centres lit up for the first time.
“I will be accompanied by Santa and several walkabout festive characters for the procession as we leave the illuminated streets in our wake.”
To help generate maximum festive cheer there was a walk-about festive characters in the Town Centre in the afternoon before the Christmas Procession plus arts and crafts workshops in the Alley Theatre and a magical Christmas film ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ also showing in the Alley Theatre.
The Mayor’s programme starts at Strabane’s Alley Theatre on Saturday December 4th from 12pm – 5pm before moving to the city’s Guildhall from Friday December 17th until Sunday December 19th.
Tickets are free and will be available to book at: derrystrabane.com/christmas
This evening, Sunday, November 21, Santa Claus will make a whistle stop visit to Derry to lead a magical procession through the city centre to switch on the Christmas lights.
The procession begins at Bishop Street at 6pm and finishes at Custom House Street where the biggest Christmas tree in Ireland, standing at 60 feet tall, will be illuminated for the first time.Tags: