Happy faces at the switching on of Portarlington Christmas Tree lights on Sunday evening. Photo: Michael Scully.
One of the first events for switching on Christmas Tree lights in Laois has been announced.
This is a true sign of Christmas in the community and a traditional celebration attended by many.
Portarlington Christmas Tree lights switch on is a big event with a children's disco, the grand arrival of Santa and the official switch on.
The event will take place on Sunday, December 3 with a children's disco from 3-5pm, Santa's arrival at 5pm and the switch on at 5.30pm.