Santa will arrive at Buttercrane Shopping Centre tomorrow following a parade at 6.30pm.

There are events on mall throughout the afternoon including a Festive Petting Farm with Legend the Donkey (4-8pm) and a special performance from  BGT Finalists St Patrick’s Choir from 6pm.

The 2016 World Record for the most Snowmen which was achieved at Buttercrane. Photograph: Columba O'Hare
The 2016 World Record for the most Snowmen, achieved at Buttercrane, Newry. Photograph: Columba O'Hare

Buttercrane is now listed as a Guinness World Record holder following last years successful record for the most snowmen and it features in the new 2017 Guinness Book of World Records.

The book, launched just last month in Eason’s stores, lists hundreds of World Record Attempts and not all are included in the official album, but Buttercrane’ s ‘Largest Number of People Dressed as Snowmen’ event made the cut!

Centre Manager Peter Murray said: “The successful record attempt was made possible by the huge support from our local customers who took part in the actual attempt and came to support our Snowman and Santa arrival events. This is a very big thank you to them and it’s fantastic that they are included in the Official Book of Records this year as a reminder of the event – everyone who took part is officially ‘World Class’.”

The Guinness Book of World Records is for sale at a special price of £9.99 in Easons’ stores.