Check out what's happening in Ballymena this December
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We're all set for plenty of entertainment in and around the town centre between now and Christmas to make sure shoppers and visitors enjoy their time in the town. Working with Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, activities begin later this week:

  • Our first event kicks off this Saturday 3rd December with Q Radio’s outside live broadcast from 2pm to 6pm. There will be a host of spot prizes available to lucky visitors too so make sure you come along and visit the Q Radio team who will be situated at Broadway. 

  • Saturday 10th December, live music will be provided by CADCFA Fiddlers at the Bandstand, made up of talented musicians young and old, who will be performing from 2pm to 3pm creating a fun and lively atmosphere. There will also be some very special visitors coming along on Saturday 10th so make sure you keep your eye out for some wintery characters as they walk about the town!

  • The following Saturday, 17th December, the Chamber Orchestra play some festive favourites from 2pm to 3pm.  They will be visiting again on Saturday 24th from 11am to 12pm to keep you company on Christmas Eve.

To keep up to date with what is happening in Ballymena over the festive period, check out the Ballymena Means Facebook page and the new website. 

The Ballymena Bear has made a dazzling return to the small screen in ‘A Miracle on Broughshane Street’ (Ballymena Bear 2)!  So far, over 100,000 views have been counted across social media platforms taking in 118 countries!  Outside of the UK the Ballymena Bear is proving to be most popular in the USA followed by Germany. Keep an eye out on your TV screens too as the 20 second advert will soon be showing on UTV. If you haven't already watched what Bertie the Bear has been up to this year check it out on our new website:
Social Media Giveaways 

Here at the BID we have acquired some great vouchers and gifts from local businesses to giveaway as competition prizes on social media in the run up to Christmas.  

If you would like to assist us by providing a prize please contact  

We will ensure you are mentioned and a link is provided to your social media/website.  
Finally, remember to send any up and coming events you would like publicised on the website to 
A Miracle on Broughshane Street (Ballymena Bear 2)
Our new website 'Ballymena Means' is now live!  Here you will find everything you need to know about the BID and what's going on in the town.  Check out and let us know what you think.
Bertie and Bella Set to Visit Local Businesses!

Would you like the Ballymena Bears, Bertie and Bella, to come along and visit your business and add some additional festive cheer? 

They will be walking around the town on the 5th, 7th and 12th December 2-4.30pm and from 10am-4pm on Tuesday 13th.  

If you would like the bears to call in and visit please let us know by emailing 

Visits are limited so please contact us as soon as possible!  
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