What’s on this weekend – 23rd – 25th Nov 2018

Written by on November 24, 2018

Newtownards Christmas Lights Switch On
Friday 23 November/from 5.30pm
Conway Square, Newtownards, BT23 4NP
£: Free
T: 028 9182 6846
W: Ards Christmas Switch On
Festive themed entertainment that is sure to make for a terrific evening of fun with family and friends.
Conway Square, from 5.30pm
Free face painting and balloon modelling from 5.30pm followed by live music at Conway Square with compere, Cool FM’s Pete Snodden.
Lantern Parade, 6.45pm
Santa and his sleigh will lead a lantern parade along with local dance and Primary Schools from Ards Arena, South Street to Conway Square. Three delicately illuminated ballet dancers will delight and entrance young and old. Be wowed by Arco the aerial performer who will generate some magic before the light switch on.
Christmas Lights Switch On, Conway Square 7.30pm
The Mayor of Ards and North Down, joined by local Gold Medallist Rhys McClenaghan, will officially welcome Christmas to the town, by turning on the tree lights.

Eilidh Patterson and Ruth Trimble
Friday 23 November/7.30pm
Portico, Meeting House Street, Portaferry BT22 1LE
£: 15
T: 028 4272 8808
W: Portico
Eilidh Patterson and Ruth Trimble each bring their gorgeous voices to original songs. Crossing the boundaries of folk, country and pop, this pairing is a match made in heaven!

A Welcome Home by Valhalla Street Theatre
Saturday 23 November/ 7.30pm
Studio 1A, 1A Hamilton Road, Bangor, BT20 4JP
£: £10
T: 028 9127 0069
W: A Welcome Home
Set in December 1918, Archie Stratton and George Gordon return home from serving in France to find some changes in their home life in the Back Deeds of Newtownards. In particular, a bad penny has turned up from the past. Jack McCracken has settled into the gap the men had left while off fighting. As Ireland is left disillusioned and dishevelled, Home Rule is again a volatile issue. With rebels gathering and with a history of shady dealings, Jack may not be the gentleman he appears. A new local Comedy with a twist!

Christmas Craft Market
Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November/ Sat 10am-4.30pm, Sun 12pm – 4.30pm
North Down Museum, Town Hall, Castle Park Avenue, Bangor, BT20 4BT
£: Free
T: 028 9127 1200
W: Craft Market
North Down Museum’s Christmas market has become a regular on the local shopping calendar. Local artists and crafters will provide a range of goods for you to browse. The market will have just what you need from special stocking fillers to great gift ideas – to bring a smile to everyone’s face this Christma

Holywood Christmas Switch On
Saturday 24 November/ Christmas market 12-6pm, Switch On and fireworks 4.30pm
Holywood Town Centre
£: Free
T: 028 9127 0069
W: Christmas Switch On
Get into the festive mood with plenty of family fun and entertainment.  Watch as Santa and the Mayor lead the parade through the town ahead of the big switch on at 4.30pm. As the excitement builds, be amazed by three delicately illuminated ballet dancers assured to delight and mesmerise young and old.

Handmade Christmas Market
Saturday 24th November/  1pm-5pm
Kings Church, 196 Seacliff Road, BT20 5HA
£: Free
W: Handmade Christmas Market

The Handmade Christmas Market will be an opportunity to find unique and lovingly crafted gifts and treats and to discover and support independent makers from the area.  As well as all the lovely stands, we’ll have a cosy coffee corner where you can buy a cup of coffee and settle down with a delicious treat while you take it all in and plan your Christmas shopping.

Journey of a Single Day VI
Saturday 24 November/ 7.30pm (Doors open 7pm)
Bangor Abbey, 1 St. Malachy’s Way, Bangor, BT20 4JE
£: £10
T: 028 91 270069
W: Book Now
Friends of Columbanus Bangor present  JOURNEY OF A SINGLE DAY VI featuring Jane Cassidy & Maurice Leyden, Songs of the County Down, Special guests Mike Donaghy and Inverbeg (from Ards CCE) .

St Mark’s Parish Church Christmas Fair
Saturday 24 November/10am – 2pm
St Mark’s Parish Church, Church Street, Newtownards, BT23 4AN
£: £1
T: 028 9181 3193
A fun event for all the family with a superb selection of stalls, craft, toys, books, cards etc, as well as face painting, a visit from Santa and a delicious morning coffee served.  All welcome.

Cash Returns
Saturday 24 November/doors 8.30pm
Portaferry Community Centre, Portaferry, BT22 1LF
£: £9
Ireland and UK’s No 1 Johnny Cash and June Carter tribute show. Tickets from Joe’s Hot Spot and Exploris Aquarium, Portaferry.

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