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Children's TV duo Ben and Holly will switch on Belfast Christmas lights

By Joanne Sweeney

Children's TV cartoon favourites Ben and Holly will be this year's stars of the annual Christmas lights switch-on in Belfast.

The elf and princess will be helping Lord Mayor Nichola Mallon get the festive season under way when they light up the city hall on Saturday, November 15.

With the focus firmly on the younger members of the family, the council has also announced a packed entertainment line-up which includes CBeebies favourite Mr Bloom and his veggie friends.

Ms Mallon said: "It promises to be a great night for everyone to enjoy the official start to Christmas. The Belfast Continental Market opens at noon on the same day, so it will be a great day out in Belfast for the young and the young at heart."

The event starts at 6.45pm and free tickets - limited to a maximum of four each- will be available at Visit Belfast Welcome Centre, Donegall Square North, from 9am tomorrow.

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