The Parkgate Christmas Festival and light switch on continues to grow each year. This year the switch on was held on Friday 29th November with the biggest attendance ever. A great night was had by all our community, including 150 children. We all enjoyed the carol singing from Parkgate Primary School Choir and a special visit from Santa. The after party in First Donegore Presbyterian Church Hall, with children’s entertainment and refreshments provided a great end to an enjoyable evening.

We would like to thank Mrs Ferguson, pupils and staff of Parkgate Primary, a kind resident of the village for the donation of a beautiful Christmas tree, Danny Kinahan along with Chloe and Jonny of The Holestone Restaurant for the Mulled Wine, Kerry Waugh of the White Letter Company who provided the carol sheets, Staff of Parkgate Spar who helped Santa, Philip Strange with his festive caravan, First Donegore Presbyterian Church and of course our main sponsors Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.