This Saturday, the first day of December is Small Business Saturday. Christmas is close and this is an opportunity to support you local businesses when purchasing those all important gifts.
By supporting Local Businesses you are upholding local jobs, supporting local families, bringing variety to your High Street, perhaps even helping the local council as the businesses pay rates. (Unlike the charity shops)
Small Business Saturday say they “want all kinds of small businesses to get involved, so know that whether you are a family business, local shop, online business, wholesaler, business service or small manufacturer, Small Business Saturday is supporting you! For all the ways you can get involved, check out the links below.”
In times gone past under North Down Borough Council the graffiti on the Toilet Block on Abbey street would already have been removed.
Unfortunately this is another indicator of how Bangor is being bypassed under this new administration.
I do appreciate that sometimes it is best to leave a short period between graffiti appearing and its removal, the thinking was that very prompt removal was seen as a challenge by those engaged in this disgusting behaviour.
Graffiti is an indicator of poor local environments along with litter, dog mess, dumped cars and the like. Bangor deserves better!
Join Sunflower and lots of other fantastic LOCAL businesses at this years BANGOR CHRISTMAS MARKET, where you will be able to get this years VERY FIRST taste of the 2018 Sunflower Christmas Cracker, aka The Friends Moist Maker
Saturday 17 November 2018
Bangor Christmas Market
McKee Clock Arena, Seafront 12noon-7pm
Organised by Bangor Chamber of Commerce
The Christmas market returns to the seafront, with an abundance of
festive treats on offer. With over 20 local market stalls selling artisan
foods and local crafts this is the perfect spot to kick off some early
Grab a hot drink and soak up the atmosphere with music, face painting, a children’s carousel and much more – it will definitely put you in a festive mood.
Christmas at Project 24
Queens Parade, 12noon-5pm
Come along to Project 24 and kick off the festive season with an array of Christmassy cheer.
Bring your friends and family to ‘Rock around the Roller Disco’ with disco lights and Christmas tunes. Tickets £1.50 (Adult), £1 (Child)*
Pop by the grotto and wish Santa and his reindeer a Merry Christmas, hop on-board the vintage double decker bus, get creative with Christmas crafts, make yummy festive delights and don’t miss the chance for marshmallow toasting.
Main Street My Street
Various stores throughout Main Street, Bangor 1pm-5pm
Follow the Elf door trail and see what Santa’s little helpers
have been up to in various participating stores in Main Street.
Decorate your very own elf door and write the all-important
Letter to Santa in Menarys followed by traditional gingerbread
decorating in The Heatherlea.
Don’t forget to drop into Translink Bus and Rail Station and enjoy Christmas carols performed by local school choirs at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.
Main Street My Street Lantern Parade at 5pm
A lantern parade with over 100 lanterns will take you on a journey from Translink to the McKee Clock Arena led by Santa and the Mayor of Ards and North Down.
Christmas Lights Switch On
McKee Clock Arena 5.30pm
The Mayor and Santa will light up Bangor’s Christmas tree followed by a spectacular fireworks display.
The Elves at North Down Museum invite you to have yourself a Merry Little Christmas at our Christmas Market which will have everything you need for those special stocking fillers. Local artists and crafters will provide a range of goods for you to browse.
Saturday 24 November | 10am – 4.30pm
Sunday 25 November | 12pm – 4.30pm
Come along and enjoy a unique Christmas shopping experience at North Down Museum.