Santa has a busy time ahead to look forward to, as he will make his way around the four towns marking the beginning of Christmas celebrations. Festivities will commence in Ballymoney on Thursday 16th November, followed by Saturday 18th November in Limavady, Thursday 23rd November in Ballycastle and finishing on Friday 24th November in Coleraine.
To get you in the spirit, the festive programme is set to be a treat for all the family, with seasonal parades, family fun, Christmas light switch ons, and of course visiting Santa in his Grotto.
In addition to these four events, there will be community festive events taking place in November and December in local towns and villages, supported by Causeway Coast and Glens Festive Fund.
Children with additional needs can enjoy a pre-booked ‘Quiet Time’ in the four towns.
To book your quiet time visit, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
16th November - Ballymoney - Town Hall 3pm – 5pm
18th November - Limavady - Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre RVACC 10.30am – 12.30pm
23rd November - Ballycastle - Sheskburn House 3pm – 5pm
24th November - Coleraine - Town Hall 3pm – 5pm
Santa’s Grotto Opening Times
16th November – Ballymoney - Church Street From 7pm
18th November – Limavady - Drumceatt Square, RVACC From 2pm
23rd November – Ballycastle - Co-op Carpark (Diamond) From 7pm
24th November – Coleraine - New Row, opposite Moore’s From 7pm
Christmas Parade Departure Times & Route details
All parade routes are detailed below, and we would encourage people to choose a safe spot to view the procession.
16th November – Ballymoney 6.45pm
Coleraine Road - High Street - Main Street - Meeting House Street - Queen Street - Victoria Street - Charles Street - Coleraine Road 6:45pm
18th November – Limavady 4.45pm
Irish Green Street - Rathbrady Road - Roemill Road - Catherine Street - Linenhall Street - Main Street - Connell Street - Irish Green Street
23rd November – Ballycastle 6.45pm
Quay Road - Ann Street - Market Street - Clare Street - Castle Street - Diamond - Ann Street - Quay Road
24th November – Coleraine 6.45pm
Depart Coleraine Leisure Centre – Railway Road - Kingsgate Street - Church Street - The Diamond- Church Street - Kingsgate Street- Railway Road - Coleraine Leisure Centre