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A Winter’s Tale to light up Armagh on Georgian Day

Armagh City will once again light up for Christmas on Saturday, November 29 with a state-of-the-art Georgian Day animated lightshow providing the most spectacular Christmas party in Northern Ireland.

The brand new lightshow ‘A Winter’s Tale’ will form part of the annual Georgian Day celebrations which take place in Armagh City Centre from 10am to 8pm. Due to high demand,  this year’s shows must be pre-booked at www.armagh.co.uk/lightshow.  Shows are free to attend and take place at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.

‘A Winter’s Tale’ will be a show to remember, providing an evening of high-energy entertainment in front of an audience of thousands. A truly unmissable experience for children and adults alike as the beautiful Market House bursts into life with a dramatic lightshow projected onto the building.

Set to a mix of popular and festive music, the show will transform the building into a shimmering canvas for images, special effects and new for this year live stage action. No Christmas light switch on would be complete without a visit from Santa…so boys and girls better watch out, as Santa Claus is coming to town in the show’s grand finale!

The event is part of the City’s annual and much-loved Georgian Day celebrations, which are now in their eleventh year.  As one of the most exciting and unique events of the Christmas calendar, Georgian Day sees the city of Armagh transformed with market stalls offering stunning gifts and food to excite the Christmas shopper.

The event will be in full swing from 10am to 8pm, with a wide range of activities for all the family to enjoy. During the day, the streets will be bustling with people as festive music, horse-drawn carriage rides and the smell of mulled wine and warm mince pies exude a unique Christmassy atmosphere for all to enjoy.

A festive market with stalls from all over Northern Ireland will be packed with unique, handmade and unusual gifts whilst Georgian characters roam the city streets telling stories about the etiquette of Georgian life in the city. New for 2014 is also a mix of creative craft workshops at The Shambles Yard in Armagh including workshops in Georgian Appliqué and personalised Georgian Christmas decorations. Workshops must be pre-booked at www.armagh.co.uk/georgian.

A spokesperson for Armagh City & District Council comments: “Georgian Day is a great day out for all the family and there is no end to the entertainment on offer. The day would not be complete without a dramatic lightshow finale providing the biggest Christmas party around and opening the doors in spectacular style to a month of festive celebrations throughout December.”

To make things easy for visitors, there will be a free ‘park and ride’ scheme running from Elim Church, Armagh Business Park and the Navan Centre & Fort. For more information contact Armagh Visitor Information Centre on 028 3752 1800 or visit www.armagh.co.uk/georgian.

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