Step into Christmas in Limerick! Oh, What Fun! Events to keep you laughing all the way to 2024

  • Christmas in Limerick 2023

‘Tis the season to be jolly in Limerick with a host of Christmas festivities ready to take off like Santa’s sleigh! Step in to Christmas in Limerick, as we embrace the holiday spirit.

Limerick City and County Council’s Marketing and Communications Department is embarking on a five-week multi-media campaign highlighting all the Happy Christmas happenings. 

From captivating entertainment to the gift of free fun, Limerick.ie/Christmas is the ultimate destination for your holiday cheer with all you need to know about events and activities taking place over the festive period. 

With aerial acrobatics, ice skating and circus performances, street shows, Santa visits and pantos there is something magical for everyone to enjoy. Oh, yes there is! 

Indulge in the seasonal atmosphere with shopping trips, lively nights out, fashion shows, choral concerts, opera and theatre performances. 

A comprehensive event guide is available to download with a printed version being distributed to businesses and various locations right across the city and county. 

There will also be Christmas in Limerick messaging across social media, radio and newspapers. 

And, don’t miss out on the many competitions with amazing prizes up for grabs.

Christmas in Limerick is brought to you by Limerick City and County Council in association with our media partners, Live 95, Spin Southwest, Limerick Post and Limerick Leader.

Family skating at Limerick on Ice. Photo: Paul Corey Photography
Limerick on Ice returns from 24th November to 7th January

Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr Gerald Mitchell is encouraging people to make the most the festive offerings: 

“Limerick has it all this Christmas with exciting events and activities that promise to make this season truly special. Explore traditional markets, captivating entertainment, a dazzling display of lights, and unparalleled hospitality. Remember to shop local, shop Limerick. Let’s fill this holiday season with joy, laughter, and the magic of community.” 

Fidget Feet Aerial Dance performance
Christmas in Limerick Aerial Extravaganza with Fidget Feet takes place at King John's Castle on 16th December

There are more events than you can shake a candy cane at so here is a selection of Christmas crackers to put on your wish list: 

  • Christmas in Limerick Seasonal Street Shows – Free Family Fun 
    Limerick city’s streets will be full of Christmas cheer each weekend in December with jugglers, stilt walkers, mischievous elves, bearded ballerinas and wacky walkabout performers running amok. With kids discos and live music from Music Generation, take a break from Christmas shopping to soak up the festive atmosphere....learn more  

  • Limerick On Ice 
    One of Limerick’s most celebrated attractions skates back into Arthur’s Quay Park this Friday November 24. Whether you’re a seasoned skater or complete beginner, this is the ultimate winter fun activity...learn more.

  • Fossett’s Christmas Circus at Cleeves 
    From December 15 to January 07 step into Christmas at the Circus big top and be swept away with amazing acrobatics, daredevil stunts and a sprinkle of Fossett magic in a unique Circus Show - a must see in Limerick this Christmas...learn more.

  • Firestorm by Rogu – Free Family Fun 
    Hot off their crowd pleasing performance at Limerick Riverfest, Rogu are back to light up the night at Mechant’s Quay on Sunday December 03. Ireland’s premier fire performance company will present a unique Christmas themed show with a fantastic mix of music, fire, sparks and an epic finale...learn more.

  • Christmas in Limerick Aerial Extravaganza at King John’s Castle 
    On Saturday, December 16 world class performers Fidget Feet will put on an aerial extravaganza featuring works of beauty, mystery and a sprinking of Christmas cheer! Pre-booking essential...learn more.

  • Christmas at Limerick Milk Market
    Popular at any time of year the Limerick Milk Market pulls out all the stops at Christmas time with a range of themed markets, handmade crafts and gifts, seasonal foods, local fashion and festive fun throughout the month of December...learn more.

  • Toots the Train  
    Hop on board Toots the Christmas Train for a whistle stop tour of Limerick city’s festive sights and lights. This wheelchair and buggy accessible transport is making tracks from December 08...learn more.

  • International Christmas and Winter in Limerick – A Celebration  
    Free family fun as we celebrate Christmas customs and winter traditions with our international communities in Limerick! Experience international theatre, food, music, dance and stories from around the globe...learn more.
Rogu fire performance. Photo: Brian Arthur
Don't miss Firestorm by ROGU on 3rd December

Getting there and getting around 

Christmas shoppers and visitors to Limerick city can avail of more than 9,000 designated on and off street car parking spaces, 46 km of dedicated cycle lanes and over 30 bus routes serving the city, county and region.    

Limerick City

Weekend Park and Stride 

  • FREE parking in Limerick City and County Council Car Park behind Merchant’s Quay 

  • Access is via Nicholas Street 

  • 9am to 10pm - Saturdays & Sundays from 26 Nov – 23 Dec   

  • 9am – 4pm Christmas Eve   

City Centre On-Street Parking  

  • Over 4,000 on-street parking spaces in Limerick City  

  • Parking is from 50c per half hour (Monday to Saturday)  

  • On-Street Parking is always FREE after 5.30pm daily and all day Sunday  

 Abbeyfeale, Kilmallock and Newcastle West 

  • First hour FREE between 9.30am – 5.30pm as usual  

  • Additional 2 hours FREE on-street parking  from 2.30pm daily from 03 Dec – 31 Dec  

  • FREE on Sundays as always  

To keep up to date on all things Christmas in Limerick, please visit Limerick.ie/Christmas or follow Christmas in Limerick on social media.  

Web: Limerick.ie/Christmas 

Facebook:ChristmasInLimerick 

Instagram: @ChristmasInLimerick  

Twitter:@XmasLimerick 

TikTok @xmaslimerick 

#ChristmasInLimerick

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