The annual Discount Day in Ballymena has become one of the highlights of the retail shopping calendar in Northern Ireland.

It takes place this year on THURSDAY 7th NOVEMBER 2019 from 9am to 9pm – that’s 12 hours of shopping for the many bargain hunters who will travel from near and far to Ballymena for the day. And it’s not just about shopping, there’s lots of street entertainment planned too, creating a great atmosphere around the town.

The organisers, Ballymena BID (Ballymena Business Improvement District), extend a warm welcome to everyone coming to the town. They say, “The streets of our town are set to be buzzing from dawn til dusk once again this year with unbelievable retail discounts, music on the street and exclusive bar, restaurant and coffee shop offers.

Early bird breakfasts, together with grab and go lunches and “shop and stay” hotel offers, will all add to the mix again this year.”

“One of the biggest, best and busiest shopping days of the year…”

Ballymena BID’s new chairman, Stephen Reynolds added, “What started as a smaller initiative, organised by several shops on Church Street many years ago, has grown into one of the biggest, best and busiest shopping days of the year in all of N. Ireland.  We’d like to thank all local businesses taking part for their efforts in planning and hosting such a successful annual event.”

Kathleen McBride, BID manager, said, “We have many new stores in the town and shops in The Tower Centre and Fairhill Shopping Centres are also taking part this year.  Ballymena’s Annual Discount Day provides a great opportunity to save money on pre-festive purchases and avoid the last minute Christmas rush. As always, Ballymena still offers 5 hours parking for just £1.”

“Retail bargains… the buzz…. on-street entertainment….”

She continued, “It’s not just about the fantastic 12 hour shopping extravaganza and retail bargains on offer…..the buzz and the on-street entertainment all adds to the shopping experience and the atmosphere.  Our local award winning hotels, cafes, restaurants and bars also make a special effort to ensure that shoppers feel relaxed and refreshed throughout the day as well.”

Watch the short Ballymena Discount Day 2019 promotional video here.

BID Chairman, Stephen Reynolds, concluded by saying, “Ballymena is renowned as a prime and popular retail destination with many long established independent retail traders intermingled with larger multiple retail stores, working together for the betterment of the local business community….and the local economy.  It’s what gives Ballymena its unique character and makes it a great place to shop, work, live and do business in.”

“Ballymena’s Annual Discount Day showcases what Ballymena is all about…… variety, hospitality and value for money.”

Ballymena Discount Day 2019 – Thursday 7th November

“Encourage your family and friends to mark THURSDAY 7th NOVEMBER in the diary and come along and experience the fantastic array of shops, services, hotels, bars and restaurants that Ballymena has to offer.  You’ll not be disappointed!”

NB – Special arrangements have been made for coaches and buses coming to Ballymena Discount Day. Contact Kathleen McBride at the BID office on 028 2568 9440 for more information.

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