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Bangor Christmas Switch On

City Centre, Centred around McKee Clock, seafront, Bangor, County Down, BT20 5AF
Photograph of Christmas decor in Bangor of a Reindeer and its young lit up within a globe of fairy lights


Please note, the event programme details will continue to be updated for 2024 so keep an eye on this page.

Celebrate Christmas in the City and make a start on some early Christmas shopping. Enjoy the festive entertainment and the beginning of the Christmas season with the annual Switch On of the Christmas Lights.

Free to attend event. Costs may apply to some activities.

2024/25 council run events programme is subject to rate setting process.



Ards and North Down Borough Council is committed to reducing our carbon footprint. Please keep sustainability in mind when coming along to our events. We encourage visitors to travel via public transport and bring along reusable bags to pick up goodies at the event. Please dispose of rubbish at the recycling stations provided. Read more about Sustainability.

Getting here

Public transport – the nearest rail and bus station is Bangor, located in the City Centre. For information on timetables, visit

By car - Follow directional road signs to Bangor City Centre. A guide to the local car parks.

Car parking | will be restricted at Queen’s Parade Car Park. Information on car parking in the city can be found here  A guide to the local car parks.

For more information on safe alcohol consumption, visit the Drink Aware website.

Please note, all information is correct at time of publication. All activities are subject to change. For the most up to date information please follow us on our facebook page.

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[Please note, photography and videography may take place at some/all of these events. All events are subject to change]

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Opening Times

12noon – 7pm. Switch On 5.30pm (23 Nov 2024)

* Free to attend event. Costs may apply to some activities.

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