THE festive season is now officially under way in Enniskillen as Fermanagh and Omagh District Council launched the Christmas Lights Festival in the town.

In a video shared on the Council’s social media channels, Santa joined the Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Chris Smyth, to press a big red button to switch on the Christmas lights in Enniskillen and Omagh as well as a range of custom light displays and projections on a number of buildings in the two towns.

Christmas light displays and projections are also set to illuminate buildings in Carrickmore, Dromore, Fintona, Irvinestown and Lisnaskea over the coming weeks, to tie in with locally organised Christmas activity, with further details to be announced soon.

The Intec Centre, Courthouse, County Buildings and Town Hall in Enniskillen, and the Courthouse, the former Provincial Bank building and Sperrin House in Omagh are each illuminated with custom light displays and projections.


People are encouraged to enjoy the light displays safely by following current Covid-19 restrictions and public health guidance at all times, ensuring they remain in their household bubble, keep their distance from others, practice good hand hygiene and wear a face covering when required.

The Christmas Lights Festival is organised and funded by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council. Enniskillen

BID contributed to the cost of the traditional Christmas lights in Enniskillen, while funding for light displays in Carrickmore, Dromore, Fintona, Irvinestown and Lisnaskea has been provided by the Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.