This Thursday 26th November sees the start of Newry's official countdown to Christmas with the turning on of the City’s Christmas Lights as well as hundreds of Santa's taking to the street for the Charity Santa Fun Run.

It's all happening at The Events Space, Hill Street and the festivities run from 5:00pm – 7:00pm with Lights Switch On at 6:15pm

Join in the fun on Thursday in Hill Street in Newry.
Join in the fun on Thursday in Hill Street in Newry.

Serenading the crowds at this year’s Christmas Lights Switch On with a selection of Christmas favourites is The Marty Fay Band rocking it out in their festive jumpers.   Accompanied on stage will be compere ‘BIG O’  and performances from the Academy Dance Studio and Accolade Choir.  Chairperson, special guest and Santa will make a special appearance to switch the lights on at 6:15pm.  There is a range of Children’s  free on-street entertainment including; face painting, cartoon characters, balloon modelling, kiddies amusements, arts and crafts, why not pop over and write your Santa letter to be posted in the big red post box and ship of to the North Pole.

Annual Charity Santa Fun Run

Dress up as Santa and run down Hill Street, it’s that simple and It’s not too late to sign up!

 Raise a minimum of £100 to advertise your Business / Club / School or raise a minimum to run in support of the nominated charities. 

For further information please contact: Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade – T: 028 3025 0303 or Emma Donnelly – T: 028 3025 4560

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As part of the evenings celebrations – Newry Soroptimist’s Christmas Fayre will take place in Newry Town Hall at 5:30pm. 

All welcome to come along to any of the events, wrap up warm and enjoy the festive fun.

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