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Christmas in the Causeway Coast and Glens

Towns and Villages across the Causeway Coast and Glens
The Mayor Ivor Wallace sitting beside Santa with a blue sack, light up present and a sign reading 'Happy Christmas from Causeway Coast and Glens Borou
  • The Mayor Ivor Wallace sitting beside Santa with a blue sack, light up present and a sign reading 'Happy Christmas from Causeway Coast and Glens Borou
  • Colourful snowflakes line the side of the Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre building
  • The crowds wait for Santa to arrive in Limavady
  • Light up Nativity Scene outside Coleraine Town Hall
  • A lady on a white wooden hobby horse passes the crowd as part of the Christmas Cavalcade parade
  • Crowds gather to watch as the Christmas Tree lights are switched on at Coleraine Town Hall
  • A baby on Santa's knee with 4 boys standing beside them in Santa's Grotto
  • The crowds gather in Ballymoney town centre to see the Christmas lights switched on
  • The Christmas Tree lights up the Diamond in Ballycastle as the crowds enjoy the festive entertainment


Commencing in Ballymoney on Thursday 17th November, Santa will join some very special friends to visit nine different locations with their Christmas Cavalcade. Bringing musicians and fun characters to town centres they'll help celebrate the start of the festive season with the annual Christmas lights switch on.

Its journey will continue throughout the Borough coming to various locations during November and December, with the final procession reaching Kilrea on Saturday the 3rd December.

Children will be able to visit Santa in his Grotto before he commences his cavalcade journey at four main locations, so wrap up well and ensure you arrive in plenty of time to enjoy what promises to be an atmospheric adventure for all the family.



Thursday 17th November
FREE family street entertainment

Castlecroft and The Diamond 3pm - 4.30pm and 4.30pm - 6pm

Santa's Grotto - Castle Street Carpark (back of Castlecroft Square) 3pm - 6pm
6.45pm Cavalcade and Lights - Route: Depart Megaw Pk – High St – Main Street – Meetinghouse St - Queen St – Victoria St - Charles St – Megaw Pk

Saturday 19th November
FREE family street entertainment

Santa's Grotto - Rear Car Park, RVACC 1pm - 3pm
Drumceatt Square and Market Street 2pm - 3.30pm and 3.30pm - 5.30pm
3.45pm Cavalcade and Lights - Route: Depart RVLC – Greystone Rd – Irish Green St – Rathbrady Rd – Roe Mill Rd – Catherine St – Linenhall St – Main St – Connell St – Irish Green St- Greystone Rd - RVLC

Thursday 24th November
FREE family street entertainment

The Diamond and Seafront 3pm - 4.30pm and 4.30pm and 4.30pm - 6.30pm

Santa's Grotto - Co-op Carpark (Diamond) 4pm - 6pm
6.45pm Cavalcade and Lights - Route: Depart Dalriada Hospital Lower Car Pk – Leyland Rd – Castle St – Ann St – Quay Rd – North St – Bayview Rd - Harbour

Friday 25th November
FREE family street entertainment

Railway Road end 3pm - 4.30pm. Pedestrian Area 3pm - 4.30pm and 4.30pm - 6pm

Santa's Grotto - The Diamond (event space) 3pm - 6pm
6.45pm Cavalcade and Lights - Route: Depart CLC – Railway Road- Mill St – Long Commons - Kingsgate St – Church St – The Diamond – Abbey St – Bannfield – Hanover Pl– Bann Bridge – Waterside – Bann Bridge – Circular Road – Union St – Railway Rd – CLC


Santa’s Grotto, Cavalcade and Lights and the villages around the Borough:

Portstewart - Saturday 26th November Santa’s Grotto - Witches Hat 2pm - 3pm. Cavalcade 4pm - Route: Depart The Warren – Old Coach Road – Central Ave - Portmore Road – The Promenade – The Diamond - Lever Rd – Old Coach Road – The Warren

Dungiven - Saturday 26th November Santa’s Grotto - Main Street Carpark 2pm - 3pm. Cavalcade 4pm - Route: Depart GAA Hall Garvagh Rd – Station Rd – Ballyquin Rd – Main St – Garvagh Rd - GAA Hall

Garvagh - Monday 28th November Santa’s Grotto - Cornerstone Park 4pm - 5pm. Cavalcade 6.45pm - Route: Depart Mullan’s Plant Hire Yard – Carhill Rd – Main St Eurospar – Carhill Rd

Bushmills – Wednesday 30th November Santa’s Grotto – Visitor Information Centre 5.30pm – 6.30pm. Cavalcade 7pm – Route: Depart Old Bushmills Distillery - Main Street - The Diamond - Main Street – returns Old Bushmills Distillery. This event is hosted by the Bushmills Trust and Bushmills Business Association with support from Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.  

Portrush - Friday 2nd December Santa’s Grotto - Amphitheatre (Curry’s foyer) 4pm - 5pm. Cavalcade 6.45pm - Route: Depart Causeway St – Crocknamac Rd – Eglinton St – Kerr St – Main St – Causeway St

Kilrea - Saturday 3rd December Santa’s Grotto - Town Hall 2pm - 3pm. Cavalcade 4pm - Route: Depart Kilrea Sports Centre – Craiglea Gdns – Coleraine St – The Diamond – Church St – The Diamond – Coleraine St – Kilrea Sports Centre

In addition to the Christmas Cavalcades, children with additional needs can enjoy a pre-booked 'Quiet Time' and meet with Santa in the following locations:
Ballymoney - Town Hall (3pm - 5pm)
Limavady - Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre (10am - 12 noon)
Ballycastle - Sheskburn House (3pm - 5pm)
Coleraine - Leisure Centre (3pm - 5pm)

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