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Newtownards Christmas Switch On

Conway Square, Town Centre, Newtownards, County Down, BT23 4NP
A photograph of Newtownards Christmas Tree lit at night with Ards Arts Centre in the backdrop


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


Join the festive family fun and enjoy a seasonal atmosphere at the festive market in Conway Square in the centre of the town, as Newtownards welcome Christmas with the annual Light Switch On event.  



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 | nearest bus station is Newtownards town centre, on Regent Street, approx a 5 minute walk from the event. For information on timetables, visit

By car | Follow directional road signs to Newtownards town centre.

Car parking | Ards and North Down Borough Council


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

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Opening Times

10am – 7pm. Switch on 6pm. (30 Nov 2024)

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

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