Community tree light switch ons

FOLLOWING on from the switching on of the Christmas Tree lights in Lisburn City Centre, the Community Christmas Tree Switch Ons across the City will begin in earnest this week.

As part of Lisburn City Council’s Community Christmas Grants Scheme, which gave Community Groups in the Downshire, Killutagh and Dunmurry Cross areas, the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £1,500, 19 Community Switch On Events will take place in the City over the next week.

Launching the Events, Chairman of the Council’s Leisure Services Committee, Councillor Thomas Beckett said that local communities had been working tirelessly to ensure an action packed festive programme of events in the run up to Christmas.

“Over the next week the countdown to Christmas really begins as communities light up their Christmas trees and celebrate the beginning of this very special season,” said Councillor Beckett.

The Programme of Community Christmas Switch Ons is detailed below:

Friday November 30

Ballinderry Residents’ Association

at Ballinderry Primary School, 7 pm

Saturday December 1

Credenhill Forest Park & Netherlands Residents’ Association Junction off Upper Dunmurry Lane & Netherlands Park, 7.30pm

Dromara Village & District Community Association Village Centrepiece, 6pm

Sunday December 2

Hillsborough & District Committee beside War Memorial, 7.30pm

Monday December 3

Dundrod & District Rural Community Association at Bamford Park, 7pm

Tuesday December 4

Drumbeg & District Residents’ Association at Drumbeg Orange Hall, 7pm

Wednesday December 5

Glenavy Development Partnership at entrance to Glenaidan Youth Project, 7.30pm

Halftown Residents’ Association Lower Maze Hall, 7.30pm

Thursday December 6

Aghalee Village Hall Management Committee in the Millennium Garden, 7.15pm

Anahilt PTA at Anahilt Crossroads, 4pm

Derriaghy Village Community Association Derriaghy Rd/Belsize Rd Junction, 7.30pm

Friday December 7

Drumbo & District Community Association at Centre of Village, 7.30pm

Drumlough Community Association at Tullynore Hall, 7.30pm

Dunmurry Community Associationat Dunmurry Park, Kingsway, 6pm

Maghaberry Community Association in Village Play Park, 7pm

Seymour Hill & Conway Community Network Rowan Drive, 7pm

Stoneyford Community AssociationThe Mews, 7.30pm