Ballinasloe Christmas Festival: St Michaels Square 27th November 2022
The Christmas festival & turning on of the lights ceremony will kick off at 5pm on Sunday 27th November with live music and entertainment on the gig Rig at the top of St Micheals Square.
DJ Ben Parker will be playing Christmas tunes from 5 pm with music and dancing from the Ballinasloe town band and the local National Schools, Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal (Creagh) and Scoil an Chroí Naofa MC for the evening will be Buttons from this years panto Cinderella who will be joined by the rest of cast and crew. Mulled Wine will be served with Hot Chocolate for the kids. The Ballinasloe & District Vintage Club tractors will illuminate the streets again with their festive tractors before the Main Man Santa Claus will be escorted into the town by the local Fire brigade to light up our beautiful town Christmas Lights.
We are expecting large numbers of children to come to see the lights, so to ensure everyone’s safety during this festive occasion Santa won’t be able to individually meet and greet the kids or give out any goodies as he will be rushing back to the North Pole to get ready for Christmas eve.
Ballinasloe Christmas lights is organised by BACD through the Ballinasloe Town Team/Christmas Lights Sub Committee:
Anita Killeen, Ahmed Mukhtar, Aisling Dolan, Carmel Greally, Claire Healy, Colm Croffy, Emma Moynihan, James Burke, Julie Sheridan, Liam Kenny, Lyn Donnelly, Renate Kohlman, Seamus Duffy, Shane McNeill, & Val Colleran
This years lights are in Assocation with Ballinasloe Credit Union
Any queries contact Lyn in Ballinasloe Enterprise Centre on 0909646516
Donation to Ballinasloe Christmas Lights through www.shopballinasloe.ie
In 2020, a massive investment was made by the Ballinasloe community for the purchase of the new Installations. Each year there are reoccurring costs involved for the installation, repairs, storage, insurance, and electricity which has been covered by a combination of fundraising (Christmas Raffle etc), business contributions, grant aid ( Ballinasloe Credit Union, Galway Rural Development, Galway County Council) and donations.
This year we are not running a raffle but relying on the generous contributions of the local businesses and community.
If you would like to contribute please choose the amount you wish to contribute and checkout securely using your debit/credit card. 100% of all funds received will go directly towards the costs of the towns Christmas lights. Just CLICK ON THIS LINK TO DONATE
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