Slideshow: Ballymena’s Christmas switch-on

The festive spirit is well and truly here as Ballymena’s Christmas lights were switched on to mark the beginning of the holiday season.

A packed town hall for the Ballymena Christmas lights switch on. INBT47-208AC

Castle Towers pupil Lauren Glendinning joined Mayor of Ballymena, Councillor Audrey Wales to push the button to turn on the town’s Christmas Lights.

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Despite the poor weather, many families made the journey to the Braid and met many of the Christmas characters.

A packed town hall for the Ballymena Christmas lights switch on. INBT47-208AC