SANTA Claus will be back in Enniskillen tomorrow (Saturday) evening to switch on the town's Christmas lights.

Joining Father Christmas on stage this year will be special guest, Irish country music star Lee Matthews.

There will be a packed programme of festive activities in Enniskillen before the lights are turned on at 5pm, including Christmas music, food and a Santa train parade.

Adding to the fun will be a Christmas Elf trail. Follow the clues around The Diamond and the Buttermarket to locate each of the Elves!

Visit Santa in the Buttermarket from noon and enjoy Christmas arts and crafts, face painting and balloon modelling with Duff Balloons, festive music and carol singing.

In The Diamond, meanwhile, enjoy performances from silver and brass bands, local musician Sean Magee and band Full Moon Fever.

As the daylight begins to fade, you can all sing-along to your favourite Christmas Songs with Jones Memorial Primary School Choir lantern parade and Santa on his train.

Chart-topping country singer, Lee Matthews, will entertain the crowds up to the switch-on at 5pm.

Plan your day:


Noon to 3.30pm: visit Santa take part in arts and crafts activities.
1.30pm to 2.30pm: St. Mary’s Silver Band perform.
1.30pm to 3pm: Fermanagh Musical Theatre.
3pm to 4pm: Christmas characters, face painting, balloon modelling with Duff Balloons and a performance from Aughakillymaude Mummers, one of the oldest living traditions in the district.

The Diamond

Noon to 4pm: Christmas Elf Trail – collect clues and return answers to The Diamond before 4pm.
2pm to 3pm: Ballyreagh Silver Band perform.
3pm to 3.25pm: local musician, Sean Magee.
3.25pm to 3.30pm: Fermanagh Churches Forum.
3.30pm to 3.45pm: Jones Memorial Primary School Choir.
3.50pm to 4.25pm: local band, Full Moon Fever.
4.25pm to 4.30pm: Jones Memorial Lantern Parade, Santa Train, Aughakillymaude Mummers, Christmas characters and more.
4.30pm to 5pm: Country music star, Lee Matthews.
5pm to 5.15pm: Christmas lights switch-on, followed by Christmas sing-along.
5.15pm to 6pm: Santa and Lee Matthews available for photographs in the Diamond.


• All town centre car parks will be open during the day.
• There will be a reserved area for people with access requirements in view of the stage.
• A quiet room which looks onto the stage will be available for people with autism or a learning disability.
• BSL and ISL Signers will interpret the event from 3.30pm to 5.30pm.
• To reserve a space in the access area, please contact the Access Inclusion Officer,

Due to the large numbers expected to attend this event, it is advised that anyone reserving a space in the access area be there no later than 4pm.