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Belfast Christmas lights switch on

A Christmas tree lit for the festive season

Sat 19 Nov 2016

Belfast gets ready for Christmas on the 19 November when the city switches on its Christmas lights.

Belfast's Lord Mayor Alderman Brian Kingston will officially switch on the lights outside of Belfast city hall to mark the start of the festive season with the help of children's TV favourites Tiny and Small from The Clangers, and Lily from Lily's Driftwood Bay.

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Thursday (Thursday 17 August 2017)
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Sunrise: 06:02 Sunset: 20:52 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 18 August 2017)
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Sunrise: 06:04 Sunset: 20:50 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 19 August 2017)
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Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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Sunrise: 06:06 Sunset: 20:47 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 20 August 2017)
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Sunrise: 06:08 Sunset: 20:45 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 21 August 2017)
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Light rain Cloudy Overcast Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Partly cloudy night
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Sunrise: 06:10 Sunset: 20:43 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 22 August 2017)
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Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Clear night
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Sunrise: 06:12 Sunset: 20:41 Moon phase: New
Wednesday (Wednesday 23 August 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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Sunrise: 06:14 Sunset: 20:38 Moon phase: New
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19 November - Check the weather forecast before heading to Belfast Christmas lights switch on

As well as the city's Christmas lights being switched on, Belfast's Christmas market starts at 12 noon on the same day.

Organisers and those attending the Belfast Christmas lights switch on will be hoping for a clear, dry evening so all can enjoy the festive spectacular.

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