Get set for Christmas lights switch on

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With Christmas just around the corner, local community groups are getting ready to switch on their Christmas Tree Lights across Lisburn and Castlereagh.

Under the Council’s Community Christmas Tree Grants Scheme, 19 local groups have been working with the Council to organise Community Switch On events, which will begin on the November 25 and run through to December 11.

Recognising the efforts of all involved, Chairman of the Council’s Leisure Services Committee, Alderman Paul Porter said: “Our community groups have been working extremely hard to enable residents, both young and old, to enjoy the magic of Christmas Tree Lights in their local area and Community bring a real sense of community spirit to the festive season.

“The Council is delighted to provide funding for these events and support groups in their efforts to bring Christmas celebrations to the heart of local communities. I would like to thank those involved for organising these events and look forward to celebrating Christmas right across the Council area.”

Anybody wishing to find out more about Community Switch On events should contact Community Services at Bridge Community Centre on 028 92662496 or visit