Derry Christmas lights switch on - everything you need to know

Santa Claus is travelling all the way from the North Pole to switch on the Christmas lights in Derry.
Santa Claus is travelling all the way from the North Pole to switch on the Christmas lights in Derry.

The Christmas lights in Derry will be officially switched on later this month.

Here is a useful who, where and when guide to the big switch-on.

When will the Christmas lights be switched on in Derry?

Thursday November 23, 2017 between 6pm and 8pm.

Where will it be happening?

Guildhall Square.

Who is going to switch the lights on?

Santa Claus and the Mayor of Derry and Strabane Colr. Maolíosa McHugh‏.

What else is happening?

The Winterland Market will be open and there will be live music from 'Sensation' in Guildhall Square and 'Superstition' in Waterloo Place.

There will also be an opportunity for families to meet Santa's reindeer in the nearby Peace Garden.

There is also the Sound of Light Procession and the Wonder Windows Trail.

Do I need a ticket?

No. It's completely free. Everyone welcome.