Causeway Chronicle

Christmas events to spread festive cheer across Causeway Coast and Glens

Pictured at the launch of the Christmas events programme is Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens, Councillor Steven Callaghan with Santa, Fraser Caithness (9) and Hugo Caithness (6)

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council is delighted to announce its Christmas activities coming to a town near you.

Santa has a busy time ahead, as he will make his way around the Borough to mark the beginning of Christmas celebrations. Festivities will commence in Ballymoney on Thursday 16th November, followed by Saturday 18th November in Limavady, Thursday 23rd November in Ballycastle and finishing on Friday 24th November in Coleraine.

To get everyone in the spirit, the festive programme will be a treat for all ages, with seasonal parades, family fun, Christmas light switch ons, and of course visiting Santa in his Grotto.  

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council said: “I am very much looking forward to welcoming families to our traditional Christmas programme of events, helping to spread festive cheer throughout the Borough.

“There will be something for people of all ages to enjoy, with parades, Santa’s Grotto and of course our Christmas light switch ons, creating a wonderful atmosphere in our town centres. These events are a fantastic opportunity to bring people together for some festive family fun, as well as supporting our local traders.”

In addition to the four main events, there will be community festive events taking place in November and December in local towns and villages, supported by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.    

Children with additional needs can enjoy a pre-booked ‘Quiet Time’ in the four towns.

To book your quiet time visit, email

16th NovemberBallymoneyTown Hall3pm – 5pm
18th NovemberLimavadyRoe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre RVACC10.30am – 12.30pm
23rd NovemberBallycastleSheskburn House3pm – 5pm
24th NovemberColeraineTown Hall3pm – 5pm

Santa’s Grotto Opening Times

16th NovemberBallymoneyChurch StreetFrom 7pm
18th NovemberLimavadyDrumceatt Square, RVACCFrom 2pm  
23rd NovemberBallycastleCo-op Carpark (Diamond)From 7pm
24th NovemberColeraineNew Row, opposite MooresFrom 7pm

All parade routes are detailed below, and we would encourage people to choose a safe spot to view the procession.

Christmas Parade Departure Times & Route details

16th NovemberBallymoneyColeraine Road – High Street – Main Street – Meeting House Street – Queen Street – Victoria Street – Charles Street –
Coleraine Road
18th NovemberLimavadyIrish Green Street – Rathbrady Road – Roemill Road – Catherine Street – Linenhall Street – Main Street – Connell Street – Irish Green Street4:45pm
23rd NovemberBallycastleQuay Road – Ann Street – Market Street – Clare Street – Castle Street  – Diamond – Ann Street – Quay Road6:45pm
24th NovemberColeraineDepart Coleraine Leisure Centre – Railway Road – Kingsgate Street – Church Street – The Diamond- Church Street – Kingsgate Street- Railway Road –  Coleraine Leisure Centre6:45pm

For more information visit or follow the Causeway Coast and Glens Events Facebook & Instagram pages for the latest updates.

Santa joins the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens, Councillor Steven Callaghan, Fraser Caithness (9) and Hugo Caithness (6) as they launch Council’s Christmas events programme. A host of festive family-friendly events will take place in Ballymoney, Ballycastle, Limavady and Coleraine.

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