Christmas switch-on lights up Ballymoney

Thousands popped down to Ballymoney on Thursday to help switch on their Christmas lights.

Friday, 16th November 2018, 5:35 pm
Updated Friday, 16th November 2018, 5:36 pm
Santa pictured with Aalivah Aron and Kim Cochrane with Winnie Mellot from Chamber of commerce Kerry McLean fron BBC Radio Ulster and Deputy Mayor Cllr Trevor Clarke at the switch on. Aalivah 11 switched the lights on !

The fun began in the Castlecroft area with music, a petting farm, fire poi, rodeo reindeer and inflatables brought to guests by Fuse FM and Ballymoney Chamber of Commerce.

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council also offered entertainment in the town centre with Beatz Entertainment and carol singing from school choirs. Santa Claus arrive to turn on the town’s mesmerising lights with Aaliyah Cochrane and her dad Aron.

Special discounts were also available across many businesses so it was the perfect day to start Christmas shopping and enjoy Ballymoney’s retail variety and choice of independent shops.

St Brigids school choir at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.
at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.
St Brigids school choir singing at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.
Sitting high at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.
Dympana Kelly at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.
The tower clock in Ballymoney at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.
Welcome to Ballymoney at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.
Enjoying the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.
Pictured with Santa at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.
Pictured at Santas Grotto at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.
Emma Huey with Cherri Sutherland from CCGBC Events with Santa at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.
Cllr Margaret Ann McKillop with santa at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.
Pictured at Santa Grotto at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.
at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.
at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.
Scarlett Blair at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.
Pictured at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.
St Brigids Choir at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.
A packed Ballymoney at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.
Kerry McLean from BBC Radio Ulster interviews Aaliyah Cochrane who turned the lights on with her dad Aron.
Deputy Mayor Cllr Trevor Clarke Kerry McLean BBC Radio Ulster and Santa at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.
Deputy Mayor Cllr Trevor Clarke with Santa at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.
Cllr Trevor Clarke Deputy Mayor with Santa at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.
Santa at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.
Kerry McLean BBC Radio Ulster at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.
Kerry McLean BBC Radio Ulster chats with the crowd at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.
Pictured at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.
Nat McLean at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.
Santa arrives by chery picker at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.
Enjoying the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.
Deputy Mayor Trevor Clarke with Council staff at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.
Hands that talk singing choir at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.
Jessica Brett and her dad Charlie at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.
Pictured at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.
Loking like its Christmas at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.
Hands That sign at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.
Margaret Lougue at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.
at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.
Elaine Calderwood at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.