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Strabane Light Switch On


Christmas Light Switch on

Saturday 23 November 
1pm - 5pm 

Strabane – Abercorn Sq

Sat 23 Nov 1pm – 5pm

Come along to see Santa in his grotto with his Reindeers in turn on the lights in Strabane.  The man himself will be joined by a whole host of special guests. Entertainment will be provided as well as lots for the little ones including arts & crafts, elf workshops and of course Santa's reindeers.

Guests on Stage
Live Music on stage by the Mr Men from 2pm (Compere Paul Mullen)
Guest Appearance:  Shonagh Forbes, Carol-Ann & Lauren Mullen (Local singers), Sara Jayne Murray, Cathal Mc Shane (Tyrone GAA) All Star award, Irish News All Star, All Ireland Championship Top Scorer, Ulster GAA Writer Association Player of the Month.  Brendan Conway (local Singer)

Live Community showcases performance on stage from Bring It On the Musical, Much Ado Choir and Class Act Dancers

Mrs Claus Storytelling Bus 
Castle Street 2pm – 5pm
Come along and listen to Mrs Claus tell some wonderful Christmas Stories

Christmas Markets 
Castle Street – 12.30pm –6pm
Street Entertainment from 1.30pm – 5pm
Street Performers, face painters, fun characters and Arts & Crafts, games and amusements in town centre
Mary’s Ark 2pm -5pm
Meet and greet the animals from Mary’s Ark, a fun and informative experience 

Santa’s Grotto 
Come see Santa in his Grotto in the Railway Street from 1.30pm – 4pm 
Quiet time with Santa from 1pm – 1.30pm

Visit Santa’s Reindeers
Railway Street - 2pm – 5pm
Santa’s Post Office 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Little ones can write their letters to Santa, get them stamped by the elves with their North Pole seal of approval, then post them in Santa’s magical post-box which sends the letter all the way to Lapland at The Alley Theatre 
Santa’s Arrival on Stage 4.45pm before the Christmas Lights Switch at 5pm.

Programme of events/location 1pm -5pm
Alley Theatre
• Santa’s Post Office

Railway Road
• Santa’s Reindeers
• Santa’s Grotto (Face Painter & Balloon Modellers Elf’s)
• Pirate ship & Bumper Cars (Amusements)
• Carnival Games

Abercorn Square
• Live Music on Main Stage (Mr Men) 
• Face Painting
• Arts & Crafts
• Mary’s Ark

Castle Street
• Christmas Markets
• Arts & Crafts
• Strabane Brass Band (Castle Street) 2pm – 3pm
• Mrs Claus Story Telling Bus
• Live Music (Band Stand) 3pm – 5pm

Access & Inclusion for Light Switch On's Strabane