Santa switches on Derry Christmas lights at Ebrington

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Thousands of spectators wrapped up and braved the November chill to welcome Santa to Ebrington Square, starting the Christmas celebrations in the City of Culture.

The Switch On took place outside the Guildhall Square for the first time this year.

The Mayor  and Mayoress Councillor Martin and Mrs Bronagh  Reilly  pictured at Ebrington Square when Santa switched on Derry's Christmas Lights. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 22.11.13

The Mayor and Mayoress Councillor Martin and Mrs Bronagh Reilly pictured at Ebrington Square when Santa switched on Derry's Christmas Lights. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 22.11.13

“I think Santa was extremely impressed by the beautiful new location, and I hear he’s moved everyone onto the Nice List after his visit. I would like to thank everyone for turning out tonight people, across the City of Culture are really getting into the festive spirit. The city truly does looks stunning,” Derry’s Mayor Martin Reilly said.

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