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Have a 'Diamond' Christmas season in Ahoghill!

Shauna Loughran

Reporter:

Shauna Loughran

STEP into Christmas at Ahoghill this year as the picturesque village takes care of your gift, beauty, home and shopping needs.

Enjoy a ‘Diamond’ festive season as the centre of the village is adorned with lights and decorations.

The annual Christmas Lights ‘switch on’ takes place on Tuesday, December 11 at 7pm in the Diamond.

Local schoolchildren will be providing some festive entertainment and Santa will be arriving in style before taking up his position in Coaching for Christ where he will distribute his presents.

The Ahoghill Traders’ Association takes on responsibility for organising the festive lighting and the evening’s activities.

This year the decorations in the central Diamond area will take on a different format.

Plans have been developed by Council for a major re-generation scheme in the central Diamond area.

In order to facilitate the possible start to work on this scheme there will not be the usual large Christmas tree this year.

The Traders’ Association, however, have alternative arrangements in place which will ensure that the centre of the village is ‘lit up’ for the festive season.

The Association would like to thank everyone who contributes to the success of the evening. Thanks also to Council for their financial support.

The residents of Ahoghill continue to show enormous generosity in supporting the annual ‘Ahoghill in Bloom’ programme as evidenced by the recent door to door collection which resulted in over £3500 being raised.

The team volunteers would like to thank everyone who contributed and it is hoped that as many as possible will be able to attend the Christmas celebrations.

It is also hoped that shoppers will support local businesses in the Ahoghill area by stocking up for Christmas over the festive period.

Visit local grocers, bakeries and butchers to buy home grown produce and let them offer you a few tips to spice up your meal, from traditional turkey to sumptuous sauces!

Sneak a peek in galleries to pick up artwork, perfect for a gift or as a treat for yourself.

Give yourself a seasonal makeover as beauty experts are on hand to make you look and feel your best during the festivities.

From manicured nails to alluring eyelashes, to terrific tans and bouncing curls, Ahoghill has it all!

Enjoy hot, hearty meals from a range of cafes, coffee shops and restaurants, perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

From gifts to giftwrapping, food, beverages, winter woollies, technology, decorations, cards and winter florals, Ahoghill has your Christmas list all ticked off!

Ahoghill is yet again celebrating a number of environmental awards at national level this year, a testimony to the effort the local community puts into keeping the area in tip top condition.

And all the stops have been pulled out to ensure visitors are assured of a warm Yuletide welcome.

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