Christmas 2018

Christmas 2018

Christmas image from the 2018 campaign

As the dark nights draw in and the temperature drops, Mid and East Antrim lights up with an exciting programme of activities.

From communing with nature in one of our stunning parklands to welcoming in the festive period at a Christmas switch on, there’s something for everyone.

#FindYourChristmas in Mid and East Antrim!


Ballymena  Christmas 2018Ballymena Christmas Light Switch On

Ballymena Town Centre, Harmony Hub
Thursday 15 November, 
4pm to 7pm

Find your Christmas in Ballymena with a fabulously festive Christmas Light switch-on.

Join us at Harmony Hub and see Santa and his reindeer in the spectacular lantern parade along with local schools, live music, Christmas characters and plenty of festive family fun!

Christmas in Larne 2018Larne Christmas Light Switch On

Larne Town Centre
Friday 16 November, 
6pm to 8pm

Find your Christmas in Larne with a fabulously festive Christmas Light switch-on.

A spectacular parade featuring local schools and groups will help light up the streets of Larne as they lead Santa and the Mayor of Mid and East Antrim to Broadway Plaza to switch on the Christmas lights.

Mobiloo Ireland, accessible toilet and changing will be at this event.

Christmas in Carrickfergus 2018Carrickfergus Christmas Light Switch On

Carrickfergus High Street
Saturday 17 November, 
2pm to 6pm

Find your Christmas in Carrickfergus with a fabulously festive Christmas Light switch-on.

Enjoy music, dance, Christmas characters and plenty of family fun with a spectacular fireworks display to conclude the celebrations.

Civic Carol Service, St Nicholas Church 4pm

Christmas Lights switch on at 5.30pm

Fireworks display approx. 5.45pm from Fisherman's Quay (weather dependent)