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Step into Christmas this November with the Belfast Christmas Lights Switch On 2019!

All tickets for the Belfast Christmas Lights Switch-On have now been allocated.

On Saturday 16 November join the Lord Mayor, Councillor John Finucane along with Cool FM’s Melissa Riddell, John Kearns and TV favourites PJ Masks as they kick off the festive season with the city’s annual Christmas Lights Switch-On!

An evening of musical fun awaits with special performances from Mr Hullaballoo, the Shelf-ish little Elves by Christina Nelson and the Fortwilliam Musical Society before the big switch-on.

The big event will take place from 6.30pm - 7.30pm in front of the Belfast City Hall. As you wait, the stage will come alive with festive entertainment, including sing along carol singing, Christmas magic and plenty more musical fun before the big countdown!

The award winning Christmas Market will also be returning to the city at 12pm so why not make the most of the day and bring the whole family along for some brilliant festive fun!

For more information about the Christmas Market, please visit visitbelfast.com/event/belfast-christmas-market-2019

The event is free to attend but a ticket is required to access the event site. Tickets were available online only and are now fully allocated.

Tickets are limited to six people per booking and are ‘print at home’ tickets. Please remember to click through for your full tickets for scanning on entry as the email confirmation will not be enough. Keep an eye on our website for more details!

Access

Access to the general site is via three main colour coded entrances:

  • Red ticket access via Donegall Square West-Wellington Place only
  • Green ticket access via Donegall Place only
  • Blue ticket access via Donegall Square East-Chichester Street only
  • Accessible viewing platform 1 ticket access via Donegall Square West-Wellington Place
  • Accessible viewing platform 2 ticket access via Donegall Square East-Chichester Street

Access to the accessible viewing platforms is as follows:

  • Accessible viewing platform 1 ticket access via Donegall Square West-Wellington Place
  • Accessible viewing platform 2 ticket access via Donegall Square East-Chichester Street.

If you have been allocated accessible tickets, you can collect them from the Visit Belfast welcome centre. Alternatively, if you asked for your tickets to be posted to you, they will be sent to you before the event. For more information please phone Visit Belfast on 028 9024 6609.

Road Restrictions

Due to the switch-on event, traffic diversions will be in operation in and around City Hall from 2pm-11pm on Saturday 16 November. There is an exception to Translink which will operate some services until 5pm on event day.

There will be a complete closure to all vehicular traffic at 5pm. Affected roads are:

  • Wellington Place
  • Donegall Square North
  • Donegall Square West
  • Chichester Street
  • Donegall Place
  • Upper Arthur Street

There is no parking allocated for this event; please use city centre car parks, on street parking and public transport. Limited parking restrictions will be in place in Donegall Place and Upper Arthur Street from 11pm on Friday 15 November until 11pm on Saturday 16 November.

The taxi rank on Donegall Square North will relocate to Donegall Square East (beside Ulster Bank) from 2pm on Saturday 16 November and therefore no buses will operate from Donegall Square East from this time. Donegall Square West will close to private coaches from 2pm and Donegall Place will close from 2pm to all vehicles except Translink services.

Please visit www.translink.co.uk for updates on all services.

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