Santa’s Schedule 22 November 2023 There’s lots happening this December in Lisburn & Castlereagh! Get in the festive swing at Lagan Valley LeisurePlex by taking on a Christmas themed Mission Inflatable session on either Sunday 10th or Sunday 17th December with a choice of 3 session times each day: 2.00pm – 2.45pm,3.00pm – 3.45pm or 4.00pm – 4.45pm. Enjoy live DJ entertainment and prize giveaways. Minimum ages apply and pre-booking is essential. Or why not book a ticket for the first ever Lagan Valley LeisurePlex Rockin’ Round the Christmas Tree Silent Christmas Disco on Tuesday 12 December 2023 from 6.30pm – 7.15pm? This merry session is aimed specifically for children with autism spectrum disorders and those with sensory sensitivities, aged 4 to 13 years. Pre-booking is essential and booking opens 7 days in advance of the event date. Visit here to book online. Join the main man himself at Dundonald International Ice Bowl and book your seat at Santa’s table to enjoy either breakfast or supper and a choice of ice skating, tenpin bowling or Indiana Land for a magical festive treat. Breakfast with Santa runs every Saturday and Sunday from 2nd to 23rd December at 10.15am. Children can enjoy breakfast, a visit to Santa’s grotto where they will receive a selection pack, followed by an activity for £18.50pp, while adults can avail of breakfast for only £6.50pp. Supper with Santa runs every Saturday evening from 2nd December to 23rd December at 5.15pm. Children can enjoy an activity followed by supper, a visit to the grotto and a selection pack for £18.50pp. Adults can also avail of supper for only £7.95pp. Booking for Breakfast and Supper with Santa is essential. Telephone the Sales and Bookings Team on 028 90809 123/129. Make Christmas 2023 one to remember and take to the ice for a yuletide skate with Santa. Skate with Santa runs every Saturday from 2nd December until 23rd December with a choice of two session times, 1.30pm – 3pm or 3.30pm – 5pm. There is no need to prebook. Get ready to jingle all the way at Rudolph’s Rockin’ Christmas Disco which will take place in Indiana Land on Thursday 21st December from 6pm – 7.30pm. Join in on an evening of non-stop Christmas cheer with live DJ Entertainment, prize giveaways and a special visit from Santa! Pre-booking is essential. Click here to book. Do you enjoy keeping active this Christmas? Then be sure to book your place at the annual Santa Dash, Lough Moss Leisure Centre, Carryduff! Set yourself a challenge to complete as many laps as you can, up to a maximum of five, across the spectacular glow light trail. You don’t need to be an experienced runner, just bring along some Christmas spirit! It’s the perfect event for families, plus there is a special Christmas warm up for a night of festive fun! Registration costs £5, which includes your very own Santa hat and a selection box for crossing the finish line. To register, click here. Launching the Christmas events, Chair of Communities and Wellbeing Committee Councillor Thomas Beckett commented, “I am delighted that Santa will be visiting Lisburn & Castlereagh once again this year. I have heard he is especially excited to take up residence in his new, sparkling grotto at Dundonald International Ice Bowl and looks forward to meeting lots of children and their families this season. We are pleased as a council to host a range of festive events to give all children the opportunity to enjoy a special day out over the festive period and capture memories that will last a lifetime. The Lagan Valley LeisurePlex Rockin’ Round the Christmas Tree Silent Christmas Disco is a brand-new event and suitable for children aged 4 – 13 years. Tailored specifically for children with autism spectrum disorders and those with sensory sensitivities, this ticketed event is likely to be well received. The Santa Dash at Lough Moss Leisure Centre is always well attended with proceeds raising funds for the Mayor’s chosen charity, Cancer Fund for Children, which provides support to children and young people facing cancer or living with a parent facing cancer. I would urge everyone to have a look at the range of events happening throughout December as there really is something for everyone.” Pictured left to right is Darci Sloan, Jodie Dowling, Santa Claus, Chair of Communities & Wellbeing Committee; Councillor Thomas Beckett, Jamie Collins at Supper with Santa at Dundonald International Ice Bowl.