What's On: Santa in Dromore, The Snowman in Belfast, The Grinch in Limavady and more

Join the Ulster Orchestra and young guest soloists on Saturday December 7 for The Snowman
Jacqueline McGonigle


ENJOY a magical evening of festive fun with a visit from Santa this Saturday December 7 in Dromore at the Christmas lights switch-on event. This year, take the opportunity to find that special gift or food treat at a Mini-Twilight Market from 3pm to 7pm. Admission is free.


Special Olympics Ulster is calling upon people from Portrush and beyond to accept the challenge and plunge into the sea at East Strand this Sunday to raise funds for local Special Olympics athletes.

'Get freezin' for a reason' in support of athletes with a learning disability. Families, sports clubs, businesses and individuals are invited to brave the icy waters at 1pm. Those who think they are brave enough to make a splash and take the Polar Plunge can register for just £20.


This Christmas check out the stunning Live Manger at Tannaghmore Animal Farm from December 8 to 29, where you will find Jesus, Mary, Joseph and the three Kings in a re-creation of that famous stable scene complete with donkey, sheep, cows and other animals.


A wintry Saturday in December is a fantastic time to watch a film in the warmth of the Roe Valley Auditorium, Limavady. So whether you have seen Dr Seuss's How The Grinch Stole Christmas or not, enjoy a festive favourite with friends this Saturday at 2pm. Admission £3 (family of 4, £10.


Caritas sing their hearts out to Fermanagh, in St Macartin's Cathedral this Sunday December 8. There will be a voluntary collection for Mental Health in Fermanagh (Aisling Centre).


Santa is making his journey from the North Pole for two weekends at Peatlands Park in Dungannon on December 7, 8, 14 and 15 from 12pm to 3pm. This promises to be a magical experience not to be missed for all the family.


The Snowman movie is now a festive family tradition, creating special memories for young and old. Join the Ulster Orchestra and young guest soloists on Saturday December 7 for magic and adventure in this big-screen classic tale of a boy whose snowman comes to life.

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