So who is the mystery celebrity guest who has been signed up to turn on Letterkenny’s Christmas lights?
On Friday, November 28th, Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce and Shop LK will be lighting up Letterkenny for Christmas. There will be music, hot drinks, mulled wine, mince pies and that’s even before Santa arrives.
And this year there is the added novelty that a well-known national personality has agreed to help get the town into the festive atmosphere.
This year Mayor of the Letterkenny Municipal Authority Michael McBride is once again asking a young person from a local school to turn on the switch and we are delighted to announce that we also have a celebrity guest.
The lucky winner of the School Art Competition “Christmas in Letterkenny” will join Councillor Michael McBride, and our mystery celebrity at the Market Square to turn on the lights.
As well as helping to turn on the lights the winner and runner up will all receive a prize and there will be spot prizes available on the night.
Councillor McBride remarked; “The turning on of the Christmas lights is a lovely family event and I look forward to turning them on with the competition winner. Judging by last year’s event there will be a great Christmas atmosphere on the night and I hope we manage to spread lots of Christmas cheer!”
From 5.30pm selected businesses around the town will be staying open a little later and giving out sweets, hot chocolate, mulled wine, and other Christmas treats. Some businesses will have stalls outside with goodies to keep you warm. The Letterkenny Senior Accordion Band will be playing at the Courthouse and at the band stand during the evening.
The official switch on is at 7.00pm and shortly after that Santa will be arriving at the Market Square on Main Street.
Gerard Grant President of the Chamber commented; “The turning on of the lights is a really magical event and we want to share the moment with as many Letterkenny people as possible. We hope to kick start the Christmas season with a wonderful night of Christmas cheer and goodwill.”
The Letterkenny Chamber urges everyone to come down and share in the fun of a festive night. For more information check out the ShopLK website www.shoplk.ie or the ShopLK Facebook page www.facebook.com/shoplk .