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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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Sunrise: 04:49 Sunset: 22:04 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
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Sunrise: 04:50 Sunset: 22:04 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 30 June 2017)
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Saturday (Saturday 1 July 2017)
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Sunrise: 04:52 Sunset: 22:03 Moon phase: First quarter
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Sunrise: 04:53 Sunset: 22:02 Moon phase: First quarter

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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.