Christmas switch-on lights up Ballymoney

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 !
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 !

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

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.

St Brigids school choir at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.

St Brigids school choir at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.

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.

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.

St Brigids school choir singing at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.

Sitting high 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.

Dympana Kelly at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.

The tower clock in Ballymoney 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.

Welcome to Ballymoney at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.

Enjoying 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 with Santa at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.

Pictured at Santas Grotto at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.

Pictured at Santas Grotto at the Christmas Lights switch on in Ballymoney.