A brand new forty-day Christmas festival is underway in Wexford until January 6th and visitors are having a thrill at ‘Wexford Winterland’. The outdoor festival taking place at venues across Wexford town features an Ice-Rink on Wexford’s Quayside and a series of event all set to take place as part of ‘Selskar Under the Stars’.
The ‘Selskar under the Stars’ programme of entertainment commences from December 12th, festivalgoers can enjoy a series of music gigs, orchestral performances and classic Christmas movies at Selskar Square. A glass dome roof will be fitted over the square, to form a unique and special venue in the heart of Wexford town. Enjoy music with Mick Flannery to Corner Boy, The Strypes, the Dublin Gospel Choir and a Wexford Artists Christmas Concert plus more.
Also at the Selskar Square venue is ‘Selskar Family Movies’ set to screen favorites including Frozen, The snowman, Elf, Arthur Christmas and many more. A wonderful new event sees Santa take out his storybook and read some festive tales at ‘Storytime with Santa’. Visitors are invited to come along and help the elves to wake up Santa, then join them in a sing-along! Santa will tell everyone about Christmas at the North Pole, and then read his favourite stories. Sit back and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate as the kids are transported on an astonishing journey of Christmas tales and stories
A wonderful Festive log cabin Market takes over The Bullring in the centre of Wexford town featuring a craft market. The traditionally decorated wooden cabins showcase a diverse range of crafts produced by artists from Wexford’s Craft Trail members.
Join in the wondrous festive fun in New Ross as Nollaig 2014 offers a programme of events for all the family. Enjoy Christmas parades, Fancy Dress, Random Acts of Kindness, Christmas Bazaars, Christmas craft fairs, Pantomimes, Treasure Hunts, a Santa’s Workshop, Dunbrody Santa’s World Experience, Christmas Cook Offs, Christmas concerts, celebrations, pantomimes, carol singing and lots more.
A Great Victorian Christmas is on offer at Wells House where Santa Claus will be in the great hall and visit the elf workshop, help Mrs Claus with her preparations for Santa then visit the man himself in the Great Hall of Wells House and Gardens December 6 to 23. Santa will also be nipping over to the Irish National Heritage Park each weekend from December 6th to December 21st and along to the beautiful Johnstown Castle to celebrate Christmas on 13 and 14 and 20 and 21 of December plus he will be in residence at Kia Ora Mini Farm and Wexford Arts Centre.
For further details on Christmas in Wexford see www.visitwexford.ie