Donaghadee Christmas Festivities | December 2022

Friday 2nd December

Hello Santa!!!!

The harbour will be the venue for a fantastic entertainment programme from 5.30pm which will the signal for Santa to call.  At around 6.30pm we expect Santa to be brought in by the RNLI on the lifeboat and our thanks to them for providing this much needed transport. After being greeted by the Mayor, Santa will be escorted by the Rotary Club of Donaghadee, the Harbour Star Band and the Una Breslin School of Irish Dancing to his grotto at the Market.  Children are invited to join the parade in fancy dress should they wish.  Once settled in his grotto, Santa will have a small gift for every child who calls.


Donaghadee Market

A market will open at 5pm on former bus station site adjacent to the Community Centre.  The market will have some 25 stalls featuring a range of foods, gifts and festive items and will continue until 9pm.  The Community Choir will provide entertainment.

Saturday 3rdDecember

Donaghadee Town Centre – Shopping and Entertainment

Fun, entertainment and great shopping in Donaghadee town centre.  Here you have a wide range of independent retailers with quality items waiting for you to browse.  If you want a break from shopping take a seat at one of the town’s fantastic coffee shops or restaurants and soak in the atmosphere.  Wherever you go you will be guaranteed a warm welcome and excellent service.

Our local Community Choir and the Bangor Ukes will brighten up your town centre shopping experience with an afternoon programme that’s sure to delight.


Santa goes on Tour – Donaghadee

At 5.30pm Santa has agreed to tour Donaghadee, his route will follow be online soon

Sunday 4th December

Donaghadee 3k Festive Fun Run

The Festive Fun Run will take place at 1pm starting from the harbour.  Come along dressed up in your best festive gear and run, walk or jog around the 3k course.

£8 per adult, Children £4. For further information please contact runninginthedee@gmail.com


Donaghadee Community Carol Service and Switch-on

Everyone is invited to come along to First Presbyterian Church for the Annual Community Carol Service commencing at 6.00pm.  Singing will be led by the choirs of all four of our local schools – Ballyvester PS, Donaghadee PS, Killard School and St Anne’s PS.  The service will be followed by the switching on of the Christmas Tree lights by the Mayor of Ards and North Down, Councillor Karen Douglas.

Sunday 11th December

Rotary Club of Donaghadee Carols & Mince Pies

The Rotary Club of Donaghadee holds its annual carol service in First Presbyterian Church at 7pm.  Once again they will be accompanied by the world famous Donaghadee Male Voice Choir.



Ards and North Down Borough Council

Ballyvester Primary School

Dee Runners

Donaghadee Community Choir

Donaghadee Community Partnership

Department for Communities

Donaghadee Harbour Office

Donaghadee Methodist Church

Donaghadee Parish Church

Donaghadee Primary School

First Presbyterian Church

Harbour Star Band

Killard School



Rotary Club of Donaghadee

Shore Street Presbyterian Church

St Anne’s Primary School

St Comgall’s Church

St John’s Ambulance

Una Breslin School of Irish Dancing



This programme is subject to change.  Please keep checking this website and our social media channels

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