THE Christmas festivities come to life tonight in Killyleagh.
The fun commences at 6pm (Tuesday 4 December) when Santa arrives at the Castle on a horse drawn carriage to open his Grotto (visits £2 per child).
Carriage rides are also available at £2 for each child and adult. Admission is by ticket only both of which will be on sale at a stall in front of Killyleagh Library.
Children from our local primary schools will be performing a musical extravaganza and then joining us for our Community Christmas Carols.
This year’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be performed by Rowallene Councillor Marie McCarthy with special thanks once again to Marty Polland for his generous donation of our beautiful tree.
MLA Simon Hamilton will be judging the Best Mince Pie Competition which together with the Best Sausage Competition will be held in the Masonic Hall.
Crafter’s will be selling their wares in the Dufferin Coaching Inn Banqueting Hall and local shops will also be joining in the festivities.
From 6-9pm, the Killyleagh Castle, the Shops, the Library, the Masonic Hall and the Dufferin Coaching Inn will be opening to provide something for everyone.