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Watch the heartwarming Ballymena Christmas advert giving the national stores a run for their money

Published 22/11/2015

The Ballymena Christmas advert follows a bear as it searches for the child it was made for. Pic: Youtube.
The Ballymena Christmas advert follows a bear as it searches for the child it was made for. Pic: Youtube.

After a year which has seen massive job losses rock Ballymena a heartwarming Christmas tale of a lost little bear is hoping to restore the spirit of the festive season to the Co Antrim town.

The Ballymena Christmas Advert 2015 tells the story of lost teddy bear searching for the child it was made for.

It calls at shops and restaurants across the town in a bid to find its owner, eventually tracking down the little girl just in time to see the town's Christmas tree lights switch-on.

The film was made by Ballymena based Grafters Design Studio with the bear created by Michele Lowry of local gift shop Penny & Rose from linen supplied by Baird McNutt, also based in the town.

At nearly four minutes long the film is set to give the big budget productions produced by national stores such as Tesco and John Lewis a run for their money.

The advert shows off the best Ballymena has to offer after a year in which the town was hit by the devastating news of the closure of the Gallahers and Michelin factories, costing hundreds of jobs locally.

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