Picture: Santa Claus making his way down to waiting crowds on Bedford Row, gathered to watch the Limerick Christmas lights being officially turned on, this past Sunday. Picture: Don Moloney.
With the switching on of the Christmas lights in Limerick City taking place on Sunday, 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 Christmas in Limerick website, below, to upload their own events free of charge.
The Christmas in Limerick programme went live on the website today 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.
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 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.
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 the Christmas In Limerick website here
Read more about Christmas in Limerick here