Picture special: Community celebrates Christmas switch on in Glengormley

Cathy Duffy with Corey Duffy, Willow Conland and Missy Graham.
Cathy Duffy with Corey Duffy, Willow Conland and Missy Graham.

Residents gathered in Lillian Bland Community Park at the weekend to see the Christmas lights being switched on in Glengormley.

The switch on event took place in on Saturday, November 16 from 4.30pm until 6.30pm.

Donna Kane, Dillon Conlan and Grainne Conlan enjoying the festivities at the Glengormley switch on.

Donna Kane, Dillon Conlan and Grainne Conlan enjoying the festivities at the Glengormley switch on.

The free family fun event featured craft workshops, face painting, balloon modelling, street entertainers, carnival games and Mr Hullabaloo Pantomime performances.

Erin and Oisin McWilliams enjoying the street performers.

Erin and Oisin McWilliams enjoying the street performers.

Harper Knowles with the Bo Peep character from Toy Story.

Harper Knowles with the Bo Peep character from Toy Story.

Lillie McNorris tells the elf what she would like for Christmas.

Lillie McNorris tells the elf what she would like for Christmas.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Ald John Smyth is joined by Santa and the characters from Toy Story to turn on the Christmas Tree lights in Glengormley.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Ald John Smyth is joined by Santa and the characters from Toy Story to turn on the Christmas Tree lights in Glengormley.

Rosie Eastwood enjoyed the unicorn balloons at the Glengormley switch on event.

Rosie Eastwood enjoyed the unicorn balloons at the Glengormley switch on event.