Start your magical Christmas story at Portadown’s spectacular switch on!


Start your magical Christmas story in style and watch Portadown shine bright at the ‘tree-mendous’ Christmas lights switch on!

The merriment commences on Friday 18th November from 5.30pm – 7.30pm, with a magical line-up of fun-filled entertainment to welcome the yuletide season to town!

Compered by well-known TV personality Paul Clarke, the enchanting Soul Truth Band featuring Andy Whittaker will be taking to the stage to perform some fabulous contemporary blues, soul and funk tunes – plus a few festive favourites filling everyone full of Christmas cheer!! There will also be merry musical performances from the ever popular Moyraverty Arts and Drama Society (MADS).

The fun doesn’t stop there – don’t miss out on sparkling dance performances from the Pamela Cassells School of Performance & FADD studios plus captivating carols from local primary schools.

One extra special guest making an appearance is none other than Santa Claus, arriving in style behind a dazzling lantern procession from Millennium Court Arts Centre to help the Lord Mayor of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Garath Keating switch on the lights!

Wrap up warm, grab your family and friends and get ready to have some fun!!

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