Let Limerick’s Style Icon take the hassle out of your Christmas shopping

  • Holman Lee Agency Fashion, Pic by Brian Arthur 810x456
Holman Lee Agency Fashion, Pic Brian Arthur

Tick off all those must-buy items on your list during a spot of festive shopping in Limerick.

In the lead up to Christmas, Limerick’s locally owned stores, unique boutiques and gift shops are as crammed full of festive gifts as Santa’s sack. While Limerick’s twinkling lights and stunning seasonal window displays add that extra sprinkle of magic. 

Visit Limerick and you will find an eclectic mix of trendy boutiques, unique labels, designer stores and high-street staples, right next door to a mouth-watering selection of cafes, bars and restaurants to refuel in. 

Browse the stalls of Limerick’s vintage boutiques; pick up sustainably sourced beauty and homeware gifts in our lifestyle stores or check out some sparkling jewels in Limerick’s independent jewellery shops.  

Stop off at our department stores for some big brand energy or pick up something completely unique at one of Limerick’s markets, the ideal spot for handmade gifts, crafts and artisan food products. 

So, whether you are searching for that perfect party dress, festive fascinator or Santa socks, Limerick’s stores have it all. But if the choice on offer is just too overwhelming, why not let style icon Celia Holman Lee give you the inspiration you need, for gift ideas or fashion for the festive period.  

From 12 noon on Saturday 10 December, on the Thomas St/Catherine St junction, the Holman Lee Agency present ‘Christmas Fashion on the Streets of Limerick’; a festive fashion show, showcasing the latest trends from Limerick’s top fashion houses and designers, with plenty of advice and spot prizes on the day.  

Celia Holman Lee said: “We’re thrilled to be working with Limerick City and County Council and Limerick’s retailers to showcase such a wide range of gift ideas for Christmas and provide inspiration for friends and family this festive season. We’re so looking forward to showing all that our wonderful Limerick stores have to offer”. 

Donn O’Sullivan, Head of Marketing and Communications with Limerick City and County Council added: “So many people choose to shop online, but there’s really nothing like physically seeing an item and getting to try it on before you buy it. Throw in the fantastic festive atmosphere around Limerick and you have a perfect day out. Christmas Fashion on the Streets of Limerick with Celia is a great opportunity for shoppers to see the huge variety of gift options and fantastic fashion available in Limerick’s stores, all wrapped up in a fun and festive environment”.  

‘Christmas Fashion on the Streets of Limerick’ is just one of hundreds of other events in Limerick during the festive period. These include: 

  • Christmas Village: Arthur’s Quay Park is Christmas central this year! Enjoy delicious seasonal treats, vintage carousel and carnival games, ice-skating, festive stalls or a tasty tipple from the Christmas Village bar. 

  • A Christmas Tale at the Castle: Spend an enchanted evening at King John’s Castle this Christmas. Soak up the festive atmosphere in the castle courtyard and enjoy a Christmas tale for all the family. 

  • Christmas Tree Maze: Little ones and the young at heart are invited to wander through the magical maze, discover all its secrets and make it through to the other side. 

  • Limerick On Ice: Experience the magic of real ice at one of Limerick’s most celebrated Christmas attractions at Arthur’s Quay Park. 

  • Treaty City Brewery Night Fair: Join family and friends for an evening of festive fun in Limerick’s Medieval Quarter. 

  • International Christmas in Limerick: Come celebrate Christmas traditions and non-Christmas winter traditions with our international communities in Limerick. 

  • Limerick Libraries at Christmas: Huddle in for a festive storytelling session, featuring heart-warming tales about winter traditions from around Europe. 

  • Limerick Opera Festival – Al Fresco Seasonal Sessions: Wrap up in your winter woollies and join Limerick Opera Festival for a series of on-street festive operatic performances. 

  • Christmas at Limerick Milk Market: Christmas cheer is in the air with a range of themed markets across December. 

As part of Christmas in Limerick, free car parking spaces are available at Limerick City and County Council’s car park at Merchant’s Quay.  

The spaces are available to Christmas shoppers and visitors to the city, during weekends in December. The car park will be open on 10/11 December, 17/18 December and also on Christmas Eve. Access to this car park is via Nicholas Street.  

More than 8,000 on and off street car parking spaces are available in the city and parking is available on-street and in multi-storey car parks. Download the Limerick e-parking app, or pay by phone or disc. Parking is from just .50c per half hour (Monday to Saturday). On-street parking is free after 5.30pm daily and is always free on Sundays.  

In Abbeyfeale, Kilmallock and Newcastle West, shoppers will get an extra two hours free parking in each of the towns from 2.30pm daily up to 31 December inclusive. This is in addition to the first hour free. Parking is free on Sundays as always. 

Information on bus routes and scheduled services to the city and across the county can be found on the Bus Eireann website (buseireann.ie) and Leap Cards can be used for savings on all buses. 

The Christmas in Limerick programme is co-ordinated by Limerick City and County Council’s Culture and Arts and Marketing and Communications Departments. 

Christmas in Limerick is proudly supported by media partners Limerick Post, Limerick Leader, Live 95 and Spin South West. 

Full details about what’s on over the Christmas period in Limerick are available in the Christmas in Limerick 2022 event guide online and will be distributed throughout Limerick. 

Keep up to date with all things Christmas in Limerick via: 

Web: Limerick.ie/Christmas 

Facebook: ChristmasInLimerick 

Instagram: @ChristmasInLimerick 

Twitter: @XmasLimerick