Merry Christmas

As Portaferry shivers in the cold frost this Christmas Morning,
(-3c brrr) all the Gala Committee wish all our readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Hope you have a lovely day today and for all family and friends logging in from afar, hopefully we’ll see you again during Gala Week 2010 !

Merry Christmas One and All !


Well, if nothing else at least the Gala Weather has been consistent this year. As darkness fell on the Square and the rain clouds gathered above  the River of Light making it’s way towards the Square, yes, of course, the Heavens opened.

Did it Dampen our Christmas Spirits ? Not at bit !!! The Gala Express chugged around the town all afternoon while Santa and his better half Mrs Claus, met the boys and girls and checked with Mums and Dads who’d been good and who’d been bad.

A big thank you to everyone from Portaferry and beyond,  who came along and filled the Square with music and light at 5pm on Saturday 5th. also to the crew from Castle Ward, who kindly lent  the Express to us –  without you it wouldn’t have happened. 

All the Gala Crew wish you a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. We hope you’ve enjoyed all the events over the last 12 months and as always, if you’ve any ideas or suggestions for 2010, do please feel free to get in touch.

Christmas Lights Switch On









It was great to see so many people making willow lanterns on Saturday 28th for this years “River of Light”. (Is it me or does it get easier each year ???)

Don’t forget to come along and pick your lantern up next Saturday, in good time for the walk up to the Square. Lights will be going on 5pm, we’ll aim to be in the Square for 4.45pm.

Little Ones – don’t forget the Polar Express will be chugging around the town all Saturday Afternoon, come along, take a trip and then visit Santa at his fireside in the Market House.