Christmas in Limerick programme is launched

With the switching on of the Christmas lights in Limerick City taking place on Sunday (15 November, 2015), Limerick City and County Council is showing its festive spirit by helping local retailers and community groups to promote their Christmas events and promotions on the Christmas in Limerick website!

Publish Date: Tuesday 17th November 2015

With the switching on of the Christmas lights in Limerick City taking place on Sunday (15 November, 2015), Limerick City and County Council is showing its festive spirit by helping local retailers and community groups to promote their Christmas events and promotions on the Christmas In Limerick website.

The Local Authority is encouraging businesses, groups and individuals to log on to Limerick.ie/christmas to upload their own events free of charge.

Performers from Realta pictured at Bedford Row, Limerick as the Christmas Lights were switched on by Santa. Pic: Don Moloney

 

The Christmas in Limerick programme went live on the website today (Tuesday 17th November 2015) and features a wide range of events across the City getting underway next week with Celebrating Christmas in Limerick - The City of Fashion 2015.

'City of Fashion' will see Ireland’s leading stylist and fashion icon, Celia Holman Lee bringing the latest fashions to the streets of Limerick in the run up to Christmas with a mix of free live fashion events, as well as hair and make-up demonstrations, and a series of in-store events kicking off on Monday 23rd November.

Celia Holman Lee (centre) with models, Grace Walsh and Aoife Hannon. Picture: Alan Place/Fusionshooters.

 

Other elements of this year's 'Christmas In Limerick' programme include 'Limerick on Ice' at Arthur's Quay Park from late November, 'Enchanted by Franc, a Medieval Christmas Experience at King John's Castle' in December, the Shannon Airport Christmas Racing Festival at Limerick Racecourse, festive-themed illuminations, musical entertainment each Saturday, live music and comedy performances, Christmas carol concerts, pantos, kiddies workshops, theatre, and festive food events such as the annual Christmas Markets.

Michael and Ella Grace Osbourne from Crecora pictured at Bedford Row, Limerick as the Christmas Lights were switched on by Santa. Pic: Don Moloney

 

Mary Hayes, economic development officer with Limerick City and County Council, said: "While we are keen to create a festive and welcoming atmosphere throughout the city during the coming weeks, we are also committed to helping businesses, individuals and local community groups in their efforts to host and promote Christmas-themed activities and promotions."

"The Christmas in Limerick website is for individuals, groups and businesses large and small to publish their broad ranging activities, events and goods for all to find and partake in. So, if you are Limerick based and are preparing a treat, selling a feast, celebrating mass or just plain partying, we would ask you to sign in to Limerick.ie/Christmas and promote it," added Ms. Hayes.

To register your Christmas event or promotion, log on to www.christmas.limerick.ie/user/register.

Santa arrives at Bedford Row, Limerick where he turned on the Christmas Lights. Pic: Don Moloney

 

Performers from Realta pictured at Bedford Row, Limerick as the Christmas Lights were switched on by Santa. Pic: Don Moloney

 

Christine and Sophie Deere from Pallasgreen pictured at Bedford Row, Limerick as the Christmas Lights were switched on by Santa. Pic: Don Moloney

 

Erin and Sarah Gallagher from Castletroy pictured at Bedford Row, Limerick as the Christmas Lights were switched on by Santa. Pic: Don Moloney

 

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