Christmas 2018


Find Your Christmas

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

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

#FindYourChristmas in Mid and East Antrim!

Whitehead Christmas Lights Switch-on

Whitehead town
Saturday 24 November, 5.30pm

Join us for singing and sparkle as we switch on the tree lights.


The Braid Arts Centre, Ballymena
Thursday 29 November – Saturday 1 December
Adults £8, concessions £5

Presented by The Alternative Medicine Theatre, this is a twist on a pantomime classic, glittering with comedy and magical music. Tickets can be purchased at The Braid Box Office on 028 2563 5077.

Christmas Band Concerts

Carrick town centre
1 December – 2-3pm

8 December – 3-4pm

15 December- 1-2pm

Join in the festive spirit this December when the streets of Carrickfergus will be ringing with seasonal sounds.


Carrickfergus Town Hall
Saturday 1 December, 2pm and 7pm
McNeill Theatre, Larne
Saturday 8 December, 2pm and 7pm
Tickets £6

Bullied by her two Ugly Sisters, Cinders’ future looks bleak until her Fairy Godmother casts a Buttons (your host for the show!) spell and sends her to the ball. How will the prince ever find her when she flees at midnight, leaving behind a single glass slipper? Let Buttons be your host for an afternoon of traditional panto fun. With plenty of parking space for your pumpkin! Group discount available for groups of 10 or more.

To book your ticket contact 02828262495 or go online at

Greenisland Christmas Lights Switch-on

Greenisland Community Centre
Thursday 6 December, 7pm

Spectacular switch on ceremony and traditional carol service as we add a little festive sparkle in Greenisland.

Puss ‘N’ Boots

The Braid Arts Centre, Ballymena
Friday 7 – Saturday 22 December, £10 per ticket, £8 concession, £34 family ticket

Cre:8 Theatre Ltd proudly present ‘Puss in Boots: The Panto’. This is a classic rags to riches story with a modern twist featuring some totally outrageous characters.

Tickets can be purchased at The Braid Box Office on 028 2563 5077.

Minecraft – A Christmas Carrickfergus: Past, present and future

Carrickfergus Museum
Saturday 8 December
10am – 5pm, Ages 6 – 12
£10 – 1hr 45min session (8-12)
£7.50 – 1hr session (6-8)

Explore Carrickfergus at Christmas time in the 1600s and build the town of today. What will the town look like in the future? That’s up to you to create! Come and join us for some block shaped fun with prizes to be won! Booking essential.

For more information contact 028 9335 8241 or email