Derry City & Strabane - Accessibility




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Strabane Christmas Lights Switch On

Saturday 26th November

Join the festive fun in The Alley Theatre and Strabane Town Centre from 12.00 noon before Santa’s magical street procession to switch on this year’s Strabane Christmas Lights.

Strabane Christmas Lights Switch On Procession 4.30pm – 5.30pm

Access and Inclusion for Strabane Christmas Lights Festival

Disabled Parking


Normal Disabled Town Centre Parking available

Spaces cannot be guaranteed (first come basis)

Quiet Space Provision

The Alley Theatre/Strabane Library

Railway Street, Strabane, Co. Tyrone, BT82 8EF

Quiet Space and seating is available for those who require between 4.00pm – 5.30pm

Please note booking is not necessary

Accessible Toilets

The Alley Theatre/Strabane Library

All Day

Changing Places facility


Strabane Library

10.00am – 5.00pm



If you require additional information, please contact:

Liz Cunningham via email at or on telephone: 028 71253 253 ext. 6956. 


Disabled Viewing Area

Best Accessible viewing along the parade route

John Wesley Street & Market Street

Security Staff Briefing

Stewards are briefed in advance to share and familiarise them on disability awareness and code of conduct

Contact Stewards or council staff if require information or directions. They will be wearing high Vis vests and have identification.


JAM cards (Just A Minute)

JAM (Just a Minute) Cards are available at Information Point for individuals who require extra time to complete task and/or communicate effectively.


Access and Inclusion  Point of Contact

Mob/text:  077 39092409

Tel: 02871253253 ext: 6933

Caitriona Doherty will be available for phone calls before and on the night to deal with any access/ inclusion queries



Christmas Lights Switch On Programme Details  

  • Santa and Mrs Claus will be welcoming all the boys and girls into the town centre with storytelling and plenty of opportunities for a sneaky Christmas selfie with the main man himself from 2pm.
  • Comedy duo, Two Snow Angels, will be performing in the town from 2:30pm until 4:30pm, as well as the LED Hoop Elf.
  • The Class Act Choir will be singing all the festive favourites from 2pm to 3pm followed by the harmonious Strabane Brass Band who will be playing in Abercorn Square from 3pm to 4pm
  • Festive fun in The Alley Theatre from 1pm. Come and write your letter to Santa, and post it in the dedicated Post Box which takes the letters directly to Santa’s letterbox.   Children will be given the opportunity to make some Reindeer Food for Rudolf and his friends, as well as a special decoration for the Christmas Tree. 
  • Magical Winter Wonderland Procession at 4.30p


Access and Inclusion Contact Information

For further information, please contact Derry City and Strabane District Councils Access and Inclusion Officer:

Mob/text:  077 39092409

Tel: 02871253253 ext: 6933


This information is available upon request in a number of formats including large print, Braille, PDF, audio formats (CD, MPS, and DAISY) and other minority languages.

For further information on alternative formats please contact:

Tel: 02871 253 253

Text Phone: 02871 376 646


For further Event information


Tel: 028 71253 253 ext. 4222