Letterkenny will be lit up with Christmas cheer on Friday November 24th during a fantastic festive street party. Here's all you need to know about the night:

It’s all happening on the Main Street this Friday night from 5.30pm onwards, with many businesses getting in the spirit to give out refreshments and spread the cheer.

Friends and families are all invited to gather at McGettigans Hotel this Friday from 6.30pm. The hotel at the top of Main Street will have a big switch-on, illuminating the stunning glittery displays installed for 2017. There will be complimentary refreshments, Santa and a wonderful children’s choir. The fun then moves down to the Market Square for the ShopLK switch-on.

This year Mayor of the Letterkenny will once again accompany a young person from a local national school to turn on the switch for the Letterkenny Christmas lights.

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The lucky winner of the School Art Competition “Christmas in Letterkenny” will join the Mayor, at the Market Square to turn on the lights. As well as turning on the lights the winner and runners up will all receive a prize donated by ShopLK.

Jimmy Kavanagh 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!”

Businesses on the Main Street and surrounding area 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.

McGettigan’s Hotel promises to have a fabulous display this year and will have a children’s choir, mince pies and mulled wine to give away. After that the Bandstand is the place to be for dancing with Pinehill Studios and the actual switch on.

The official switch on is at 7.00pm and shortly after that Santa will make his way Market Square on Main Street in a vintage van from Tinney’s Agri-Sales.

The whole event is being organised by Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce and Shop LK, who are championing a great Shop Local message this season.

Gerard McCormick President of the Chamber commented; “Turning on the Christmas lights in Letterkenny has become a very popular event getting families into the Christmas spirit. Switching on the Letterkenny Christmas lights kick starts the wonderful Christmas season and I hope there will a large crowd in attendance to watch the Mayor and the art competition winner switch on the lights in Letterkenny.”

The Letterkenny Chamber urges everyone to come and share in the fun and goodwill of a festive night. For more information check out the ShopLK Facebook page www.facebook.com/shoplk .