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Shop local and support our business community this Christmas.

Shop local and support our business community this Christmas.

Tue, November 13, 2018

The Causeway Coast and Glens Borough is well known for its beautiful landscapes and coastal scenery.

It also boasts an array of charming towns and villages, each unique in character, who share a common value in providing shoppers with quality products and a welcoming experience.

This Christmas, explore the area’s retail and dining scene and immerse yourself in our unique festive offering.

All of our towns are home to a range of independent shops which sell high quality local produce that is positively different. In many outlets you will find award-winning items which are created within the Causeway Coast and Glens, and this combined with our vibrant market scene makes our area a stand out destination for a unique shopping experience.

Encouraging everyone to embrace the opportunity to ‘shop local’, the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Brenda Chivers said: “From Greysteel to the Glens, our towns and villages are home to a vibrant array of colourful shops and knowledgeable owners who are committed to sourcing the best products for their customers. In our bigger towns of Ballycastle, Ballymoney, Limavady and Coleraine shops retain that personal touch and have a better range than ever before, with streets full of choice and a variety of excellent cafes and restaurants for when you need to refresh and relax. We are looking forward to a busy festive season and I would encourage everyone to shop local and support our business community across the Causeway Coast and Glens.”

Christmas lights and Quiet Christmas

Ballymoney’s Christmas lights will be switched on this Thursday evening (November 15th) with festivities beginning from 5pm at Castlecroft with music, petting farm, fire poi, reindeers and inflatables brought to you by Fuse FM and Ballymoney Chamber of Commerce.  Council will begin its activities in the town centre at 6pm with Beatz Entertainment, carol singing from school choirs followed by Santa’s arrival at 7.15pm and the switch-on at 7.30pm.  There will be live music from local band Young Ike until the end of the evening.

‘Quiet Christmas’ will take place in the Cramsie Room at Ballymoney Town Hall from 3pm – 5pm.

Saturday 17th November: Limavady
Entertainment in Drumceatt Square from 4pm – 6.30pm with the switch on at 5pm. ‘Quiet Christmas’ will take place in Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre from 1pm – 3pm.

Friday 23rd November: Coleraine
The fun begins in The Diamond area at 6pm the Christmas Parade will make its way through the town from the Leisure Centre before the switch-on at 7pm followed by live entertainment from local band The Dandy Lyons.‘Quiet Christmas’ will take place in Coleraine Town Hall from 3pm – 5pm.

Saturday 24th November: Dungiven
Entertainment begins at 4pm in Main Street car park with the lights switch-on at 5pm.

Saturday 24th November: Portstewart
Entertainment at the Crescent from 4pm before Santa switches on the lights at 5pm with entertainment continuing until 6pm. 

Thursday 29th November: Ballycastle
Entertainment on stage in the Diamond at 6.30pm before Santa’s arrival at 7.10pm and the switch on at 7.15pm. Entertainment continues to 8pm. ‘Quiet Christmas’ will take place in the Mayor’s Chamber in Sheskburn House from 3pm – 5pm.

Friday 30th November: Portrush
Entertainment at the Amphitheatre and Kerr Street begins from 6pm. Santa will arrive at 7.15pm to switch on the lights at 7.30pm. Entertainment continues to 8.30pm.

Saturday 1st December: Kilrea

Entertainment begins at 4pm in the Diamond. Santa will switch on the lights at 5pm with entertainment until 6pm. 

Monday 3rd December: Garvagh
Entertainment begins at 6.15pm at Bridge Street car park. Santa will arrive at 7.15pm before the lights are switched on at 7.30pm. Entertainment continues to 8pm.

To book a place at any of the Quiet Christmas events please email eventsColeraine@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk 

Please download our Christmas brochure below.