The Big Christmas Lights Switch On!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Derry will receive its festive makeover when the Christmas lights get switched on by a ‘very special guest’ in the Guildhall Square on Thursday 23th November from 6pm.

The highly entertaining free family event marks the start of a fantastic festive campaign and the big man himself, aka Santa Claus, aka Saint Nicholas, aka Kris Kringle, aka Pelznickel, will be in attendance with his real reindeers who will be getting their dinner in the Peace Garden from 5pm - 8pm.

You will also be able to enjoy walkabout street characters, live festive music by Sensation in Guildhall Square and Superstition in Waterloo Place. There will also be a Sound of Light Procession and a Wonder Windows Trail too!

Wonder Windows Trail
Sat 9th – Sun 10th December @ 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Sat 16th – Sun 17th December @ 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Fri 22nd – Sat 23rd December @ 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Begins at The Guildhall. Wonder Windows will capture the magic of Christmas by lighting up some of Derry’s most prominent shop fronts with performances led by local theatre company In Your Space Circus, bringing shoppers some extra sparkle throughout December. Recapture a sense of childhood wonder as you track down and watch these magical scenes.


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