‘Tis the season where cities, towns and villages across Northern Ireland begin their Christmas Tree Light Switch-ons and we are here for it! Local councils have already confirmed dates and times for their festive community glow-ups and you can find all the details for your area in our helpful twinkly guide below.

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council

Lilian Bland Park – Saturday 18 November, 4.30pm – 6pm
Crumlin Leisure Centre – Monday 20 November, 6pm – 7.30pm
Hazelbank Park – Tuesday 21 November, 6pm – 7.30pm
Devenish Drive, Monkstown – Wednesday 22 November, 6pm – 7.30pm
Market Square, Antrim – Thursday 23 November, 6pm – 7.30pm
John Street Car Park, Randalstown – Friday 24 November, 6pm – 7.30pm
The Square Car Park, Ballyclare – Saturday 25 November, 4.30pm – 6pm


Ards and North Down Borough Council

McKee Clock Arena, Bangor – Saturday 18 November, 12pm – 7pm (switch on 5.30pm)
The Square, Comber – Thursday 23 November, 4pm – 8pm
Conway Square, Newtownards – Saturday 25 November, 10am – 7pm (switch on 6pm)
Holywood – Saturday 25 November, 10am – 5pm
Donaghadee – Friday 1 December, 5pm – 9pm


Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council

Lurgan Town Centre – Friday 17 November, 6pm – 9pm
Portadown Town Centre – Saturday 18 November, 6pm – 9pm
Banbridge Town Centre – Friday 24 November, 6pm – 9pm
Dromore Town Centre – Saturday 2 December, 4pm – 7pm


Belfast City Council

City Hall – Saturday 18 November, 6.30pm (ticketed event)


Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council

Ballymoney – Thursday 16 November
Limavady – Saturday 18 November
Ballycastle – Thursday 23 November
Coleraine – Friday 24 November


Derry City and Strabane District Council

Derry – Friday 24 November, 6pm – 8pm
Strabane – Saturday 25 November, 5pm – 7pm


Fermanagh and Omagh District Council

Enniskillen and Omagh – Saturday 25 November


Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council

Lisburn City Centre – Thursday 23 November, 7pm


Mid and East Antrim Borough Council

Larne – Friday 17 November, 5pm – 8pm
Ballymena – Saturday 18 November, 4pm
Carrickfergus – Saturday 25 November, 5.30pm
Whitehead – Saturday 2 December, 5.30pm


Mid Ulster District Council

Cookstown Town Centre – Friday 24 November, 6.30pm – 8pm
Market Square, Magherafelt – Saturday 25 November, 7.30pm
Market Square, Dungannon – Saturday 25 November, 6pm to 8pm
Maghera Walled Garden and Town Centre – Saturday 2 December, 3pm – 6pm
Coalisland – Sunday 3 December, 5pm – 7pm


Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

Dates TBC


*Event details can change, especially in bad weather, so please check the details are still correct with the event organiser using the council websites we have provided before setting out on your journey.

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