The Christmas Lights 'Switch On' event returns to Sligo’s O'Connell Street this Saturday evening at 6pm.

On Saturday, from 2pm there will be live music, a fire breather, a festive Samba band, barbershop singers and face painters. Santa and his elves will also be in town.

The event is in association with Sligo Business Improvement District (BID) and it will be launching its new 'Love Sligo Gift Card' on the day.

It’s a free event and kicks off from 2pm until 6.30pm with the lights being turned on at 6pm.

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