There was a huge turnout in Letterkenny Market Square tonight for the turning on of the Christmas lights! 

People of all ages lined the streets to experience the start of Christmas tonight in Letterkenny. Businesses had stalls outside their shops giving out festive treats, children sang to win prizes, a band played Christmas carols, and people browsed through the shops and market stalls.

Then at around 7 o'clock everyone counted down from 10 to watch the Christmas lights get turned on, followed by another impresive arrival of Father Christmas!

There were smiles, laughs and cheers on another succesful celebration.

So get your decorations up, get the turkey bought, and make sure you have all the gifts you need, but most importantly, make sure this Christmas is a joyful Christmas, full of family and friends, no matter where you are.

Merry Christmas!

Watch the lights being turned on here!

Watch Santas' arrival here!

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