Londonderry city centre will be echoing to the sound of some musical festive favourites this weekend in the build up to Christmas, with a series of performances by a number of local bands and choirs.
The Christmas City Centre Music programme will take place in both the Craft Village and the Guildhall Square, with carols and modern Christmas classics to entertain shoppers provided by some of the city’s most popular groups.
Mayor of Londonderry, Brenda Stevenson said: “I’m so looking forward to hearing the performances which will bring even more festive cheer to the city centre in the build up to Christmas.
“The programme is very much in keeping with our Music City theme for the year, and will allow visitors the opportunity to enjoy some of the city’s finest local talent.
“I would encourage people to take time out of their busy shopping schedule to listen to some of the festive music, and spread some Christmas cheer.”
Groups taking part in the programme include the Colmcille Ladies Choir, Strabane Concert Brass, Encore, Pink Ladies/Momentum and Cantamus Choir who will take to the stage for afternoon performances on Saturday and Sunday, December 20 and 21.
Festival and Events manager with Derry City Council, Karan Leonard said: “The Christmas City Centre Music is the perfect addition to the Festive Time programme, as it will add to the festive atmosphere throughout the city.
“I’m delighted that so many popular local groups are taking part and I know that they will be well supported by the public. There is so much still to come in our Christmas programme with our Festive Frolics taking place in the city centre this weekend, featuring animation, music and family fun for all ages.
“We also have all the activities taking place in our Ebrington Christmas Village, including Legenderry on Ice, the Festive Funfair, our Christmas market and the Festive Film Factory, open until December 21.
“And I would like to remind people about the city centre Munzee Trail which will take you on a hunt for festive clues and some potential prizes – just go to www.munzee.com/m/festivetime/1.”
For more information on all the events included in the Festive Time programme go to www.festivetime.com