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Launch of Dún Laoghaire Christmas Festival and Santa Hat Challenge in aid of Enable Ireland

November 7, 2017, 19:00

PRESS RELEASE

 

Let your festive spirit soar!

Launch of Dún Laoghaire Christmas Festival and Santa Hat Challenge in aid of Enable Ireland

 

On Wednesday, November 8th at 11.30, Rían Zambra (3) from Enable Ireland and Saidbh Ni Mhuncheartaigh (4) from Dún Laoghaire brought a little bit of magic to the People’s Park in Dún Laoghaire as they joined An Cathaoirleach Councillor Tom Murphy in a flurry of snow to launch the Dún Laoghaire Christmas Festival from November 18th to December 23rd.  A highlight of this year’s festival will be the Santa Hat Challenge on December 9th to raise funds for Enable Ireland and promote wheelchair accessibility in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.

 

This year Dún Laoghaire will be all dressed up for Christmas, but not just with twinkling lights and the usual festive fare! Dún Laoghaire will sparkle among the top towns in Ireland in 2017 with the Dún Laoghaire Christmas Festival from November 18th to December 23rd bringing the magic of Christmas and a winter wonderland for the festive season. The Festival includes a whole host of exciting events including the Christmas Festival Opening Ceremony with fireworks over the harbour on November 18th, a Santa Hat Challenge in aid of Enable Ireland on December 9th and a charming Christmas Market every weekend with an old-world children’s carnival and an official North Pole Post Box.

 

The Dún Laoghaire Christmas market is a feast for the seasonal senses as carefully selected vendors sell authentic hand-made gifts and delicious treats every weekend from November 18th to December 23rd at the Pavilion Quarter and dlr LexIcon from 11am to 7pm.  Aromas of gourmet sausages, Hungarian Beef Goulash Soup and Lángos, German Gluhwein and steaming hot chocolate will fill the air as you wander through the Christmas Market with hand-crafted gifts and decorations, jewellery, metal art, sculpture and a whole host of very special quality gifts and treats that are not mass-produced but hand crafted with love. 

 

The Santa Hat Challenge in aid of Enable Ireland on December 9th will be an awesome sight.  The challenge is to get as many people as possible wearing Santa Hats in the dlr LexIcon Garden. A DJ will host the event with face painters, giveaways and festive cheer to entertain the challengers before the "Big Count” at 3.30pm.  All proceeds go to Enable Ireland which provides services to over 5,000 children and adults with physical, sensory and intellectual disabilities. Wristbands will be sold on the day and in advance to take part in the challenge.

 

Dún Laoghaire Town Centre has over 280 retail outlets and businesses so why not swap city centre crowds and stuffed out-of-town shopping centres to browse, shop, relax and soak up the festive spirit of this magical seaside town.  During the Christmas Festival with every hour of parking purchased on street in the Dún Laoghaire town centre, one hour is free. Extra trading hours and exclusive in-store promotions add some extra Festive Cheer.   The Dún Laoghaire Christmas Festival is proudly hosted by Dún Laoghaire- Rathdown County Council in conjunction with the Dún Laoghaire Business Improvement District and Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company. See www.events.dlrcoco.ie

 

ENDS

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