FRIDAY 1st DECEMBER
The harbour will be the venue for an exciting evening starting at 5.30pm with a disco on the pier. 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.
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 2nd DECEMBER
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.
A Musical Afternoon Tea with Donaghadee Community Choir and Bangor Ukes at Donaghadee First Presbyterian Church, Entrance fee £5 .
Two sittings 2pm – 2.45pm and 3pm – 4pm
Hosted by Donaghadee Woman’s Institute
SUNDAY 3rd DECEMBER
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. Registration will be from 12noon in Harbour & Co. For further information please contact email@example.com
Community Carol Service and Switch-on
Everyone is invited to come along to First Presbyterian Church for the Annual Community Carol Service commencing at 7pm. Singing will be led by the choir of Donaghadee Primary School. The service will be followed by the switching on of the Christmas Tree lights by the Mayor of Ards and North Down, Councillor Jennifer Gilmour.
SUNDAY 10th 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
Donaghadee Baptist Church
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
Rotary Club of Donaghadee
Shore Street Presbyterian Church
St Comgall’s Roman Catholic Church
St John’s Ambulance
Una Breslin School of Irish Dancing
and all our volunteers
Please note all events are subject to change, please keep checking the organisers website/social media
Come along and join the celebrations
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Please see our Christmas trifold brochure that will soon be available in the town centre shops
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