19th November – 19th December 2019

Christmas in the Causeway Coast & Glens 2020

Christmas in the Causeway Coast & Glens is going virtual! Join us from the warmth and comfort of your own home as we air pre-recorded switch-ons of the Christmas tree lights in a number of towns throughout the Borough.

We have a packed programme of festive activities, so get your glitter ready to get crafty with our Christmas craft demonstrations for adults and Children. Treat the family to some culinary delights with food demonstrations from the very talented Paula McIntyre. Listen to our fabulous storytellers tell Christmas children’s stories bespoke to our local area. 

Where to watch:

Switch on dates:

Although the crowds we normally see at each town for our Christmas switch on events, will not get to enjoy the usual festivities this year, we hope families and people from all over the Borough will tune in together at home to watch our pre-recorded videos of town switch-ons!


19th November
WATCH ON 19/11/2020 @ 7PM


21st November
WATCH ON 21/11/2020 @ 7PM


26th November
WATCH ON 26/11/2020 @ 7PM


27th November
WATCH ON 27/11/2020 @ 7PM


28th November
WATCH ON 28/11/2020 @ 7PM


28th November
WATCH ON 19/11/2020 @ 8PM


30th November
WATCH ON 30/11/2020 @ 7PM


4th December
WATCH ON 04/12/2020 @ 7PM


5th December
WATCH ON 05/12/2020 @ 7PM

Christmas Storytelling

All aboard the magical Christmas bus! Listen to a few special Christmas stories told by Madeline & Stephen to get you in the festive spirit!

Christmas Storytelling with Stephen

Round up your little elves and join Stephen as he recounts the story of the Ballymoney Shoemaker and the Elves!

WATCH ON 28/11/2020 @ 12PM

Christmas Storytelling with Madeline

Have you ever seen a reindeer on the merry-go-round at Barry’s Portrush? Madeline tells the story of how Rudolph saved the day!

WATCH ON 5/12/2020 @ 12PM

Christmas Storytelling with Stephen

Stephen takes us to the magical seaside town of Ballycastle as he tells the tale of the Glentaisie Christmas.

WATCH ON 12/12/2020 @ 12PM

Christmas Storytelling with Madeline

Madeline tells us the tale of how Christmas was nearly cancelled. What small thing could you do for a family member or friend to bring joy to them this Christmas?

WATCH ON 19/12/2020 @ 12PM

Festive Food Demonstrations

Watch in amazement as Paula McIntyre turns some humble local ingredients into a full festive menu! A starter, main and dessert will be created with using our famed produce, which you can easily create at home with her demonstrations!

Festive Starter:

Paula cooks up a storm, as she shows us how to create this delicious festive starter with a local twist: A Northcoast Smokehouse smoked salmon salad with horseradish crema, beetroot, radish and Lacada dulse stout cracker, with Sperrin Farm herbs!

WATCH ON 07/12/2020 @ 2PMDownload recipe card

Seasonal Main:

A different take on the traditional Christmas Ham and accompaniments, using some wonderful local produce: Northcoast Smokehouse pepper, honey and Bushmills Whiskey glazed Seaview Farms ham, Broighter carrots roasted with rosemary butter, Galbraith potatoes roasted in Broighter Gold, and Corndale N’duja sprouts.

WATCH ON 08/12/2020 @ 2PMDownload recipe card

Christmassy Dessert:

Keep everyone sweet this Christmas! Get tips from Paula on how to create an alternative Christmassy pud, using local produce: Causeway Coffee Christmas Tiramisu , white chocolate, Bushmills spiced raisins (Artisan Pumpkin Spice) and chocolate sticks (Chocolate Manor garnish).

WATCH ON 09/12/2020 @ 2PMDownload recipe card

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Christmas Crafts

Local crafter, Lorna Kyle, provides two Christmas Craft demonstrations to keep everyone entertained this Christmas season! One for the kids, and one for the adults too

For Adults:

With a bit more time to decorate the house this year, and the growing need for us all to see everything sparkle and shine, let’s get your festive flair flowing as Lorna shows you how to craft some Christmas decorations.

WATCH ON 15/12/2020 @ 7PM

For Kids: 

It’s time to get messy! Join Lorna Kyle of Just Jemima, from her crafty studio in Downhill Forest and make your own Christmas crafts. Will you put your own sprinkle of magic on top?

WATCH ON 18/12/2020 @ 4PM
19th December

A Christmas Message from the Mayor

The Mayor joins Santa to deliver a Christmas message to Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council’s residents

WATCH ON 19/12/2020 @ 4PM
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