Artisan market to add to seasonal celebrations following Larne’s big switch on

Larne’s seasonal celebrations will continue this Friday (November 26) with an artisan market at Broadway.

Wednesday, 24th November 2021, 3:55 pm

Showcasing the finest fayre from Mid and East Antrim similar events will be held in Carrickfergus and Ballymena (on different dates to Larne).

Some of the traders market-goers can enjoy include Salty Herb, the Natural Root, Castle Crafts, Plumpy Balms and Country Candles. All traders are taking card payments, so it is also a way to spend your high street voucher, according to council.

The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Cllr William McCaughey, said: “Share the festive season with our amazing local traders by celebrating and supporting local this Christmas. These markets are not only perfect for a family day out, but also to get a present that’s a bit different as well.

Enjoying the festive celebration in Larne at the weekend.

“It’s been tough, particularly on small businesses the past year, with events like this cancelled across the country, so what better way to get behind our local traders and help give them a boost this winter.

“This year we have fantastic entertainment in all the town centres, from the lights switch on, to live music and parades.

“Cafes and restaurants are gearing up to welcome you back safely this season and make it a Christmas to remember.”

Larne’s artisan market featuring DJ Mark Dobbin will run 4pm – 8pm (Santa will arrive on his sleigh at 5pm)

Comedian Tim McGarry and the Mayor, Councillor William McCaughey, on stage in Larne.

And on Saturday (November 27), there will be walkabout characters and children’s entertainment) 11am – 5pm.

Meanwhile, Larne’s big switch on took place on Friday last. Comedian Tim McGarry hosted a programme of entertainment at Broadway in the town centre. A parade from Larne Market Yard culminated with the Eco Rangers helping the Mayor and Santa switch on the lights.

Whitehead will join in the count down to Christmas this Saturday (November 27), from 3pm to 5.30pm.

Visitors can enjoy carols, street entertainers, Santa and his grotto experience, all topped off with a fireworks display along the promenade.

The Eco Rangers helped the Mayor, Cllr William McCaughey, switch on the lights.

For more information on all of the festive events happening visit www.midandeastantrim.gov.uk/Christmas

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Joining in the seasonal fun in Larne.

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Experiencing some early Christmas magic at the lighting up of Larne's streets.
A young musician helping to entertain revellers at the Larne switch on.
The count down to Christmas begins with Larne's festive lights switched on.