First Christmas lights events in the region begin tonight

The first Christmas lights events in the region are beginning this evening.

In Carrickmacross the Christmas lights will be officially turned on at half 6 tonight.

People are also invited to the celebrations in Castleblayney with proceedings kicking off at 7pm.

Events to switch on the lights throughout the region are taking place over the next few weeks, with Monaghan Town preparing for their celebrations which will get underway from 3pm Sunday.