Great events galore this festive season

Romeo and Juliet; Saturday, November 24

In defiance of their families and in secrecy from their closest friend, hopeful young lives burn amidst a celestial and cataclysmic backdrop.

Sun and moon shine down on star-crossed lovers as they hide their passion and sexuality from their warring families and their closest friends.

This show takes place at the McNeill Theatre. Tickets cost £12.

Aladdin Pantomime; Thursday, November 29

Will the evil Abanazer convince Aladdin to enter The Cave of a Thousand Dreams and fetch the lamp?

Will Princess Jasmine find the boy of her dreams? And will Widow Twankey finally wear something that doesn’t look like an explosion in a paint factory? Wishey Washey and the gang transport the audience to Old Pekin for an adventure that has endured for centuries.

Evening performance at 7pm at the McNeill Theatre, Larne. Tickets cost £6 adult, £4 child, £16 family ticket.

Christmas Swing with AJ Brown; Thursday, December 13

This young Halifax (Yorkshire) born singer-songwriter-saxophonist has embraced the world of music and jazz in particular, through listening to greats such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat ‘King’ Cole, Dean Martin, Stevie Wonder, Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme, Diana Krall and Michael Buble.

Join AJ Browne and his five-piece swing band to kick off the festive season. The event will take place in Larne’s newly restored town hall. Tickets cost £12 and include refreshments.

A Muppet Christmas Carol; Saturday, December 15

Join Kermit, Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear with the rest of the Muppet cast in this retelling of Charles Dickens ‘Christmas Carol’.

This is a cinematic event not to be missed at Larne Museum and Arts Centre. Tickets cost £3.50 and include refreshments. Booking is essential. To book your place, contact Larne Museum and Arts Centre on 028 2827 9482 or email kelom@larne.gov.uk