A Christmas Extravaganza has been launched across Enniscorthy, Gorey, Wexford town New Ross, and the Hook with Christmas Markets, Santa Grottos, Carol Singers, Craft Fairs and event Crystal Swing featuring throughout county right up to Christmas Eve.
The extravagant European Style Christmas Market ‘Wexford Winter Wonderland’ is open Thursday to Sunday at the Bullring in Wexford town with thousands of Christmas lights and festive Log cabins create a traditional market atmosphere in the centre of Wexford town, the red hated man himself is in situ until Christmas Eve.
In north Wexford the fourth annual Gorey Christmas market will take place on the main street where traders will fill the town with festive crafts, treats and cheer from noon to 4pm on Sunday, December 4.
In New Ross Nollaig 2011 sees a full programme of events take place commencing with Santa’s Christmas fancy dress parade and the opening of Santa’s Grotto on December 3. Local arts and crafts are to the fore as the Christmas markets located in the Grotto run until Christmas Eve. Christmas concerts and a children’s party at St. Michael’s Theatre and treasure hunts are among the many events planned. A Christmas Bazaar and a VIP Shopping Experience also feature on the New Ross Programme.
In Enniscorthy a dazzling display of festive lights will be switched on this Saturday, December 3, at 3.30pm by the man himself ‘’’Santa Claus’. After the switching-on ceremony, Hucklebuck chart sensations, Crystal Swing will take to the stage to get everyone in the mood to enjoy the fun, the atmosphere and the celebrations.
The newly-built ‘Santa Square’ in Enniscorthy town will be the hub of festivities for the season with extensive street entertainment, festive farmers’ market and a host of activities over three Saturdays in December, 3, 10 and 10, from 1-6pm with free entertainment for children of all ages in the Market Santa Square, the Castle, the 1798 Centre and Abbey Square.
In its well-established home by the river, the Farmers’ Market at Abbey Square is getting in the festive mood, with special seasonal tastings and a ‘make and do’ craft area for children. In addition, children can make their own pop-up Christmas cards in the 1798 centre or paint Christmas Stockings in the newly reopened Enniscorthy Castle with booking advisable or take part in a Seeking Santa Scavenger Hunt from the Castle, suitable for all the family.
Hook Lighthouse are hosting a series of Gingerbread men making workshops for children from noon to 4pmn on Saturday, December 3 and a series of Christmas Art Workshops where participants can make cards, decorations and glitter globes.
For details on all of the events for Christmas in Wexford see www.visitwexford.ie