Tullamore Christmas Project announces festive programme

Two Christmas Markets expected to be a big hit

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Tullamore Christmas Project announces festive programme

Tullamore Christmas Project announces festive programme

Tullamore Christmas Project group, a partnership initiative between the Tullamore Business groups, Offaly County Council and Tullamore Chamber of Commerce, today announced its festive programme of events for the Christmas season.

Christmas in Tullamore is special time and this festive season is going to be extra magical with the introduction of two Christmas Markets. The market plans to offer a unique selection of local hand crafted gift items, accessories, woodcraft, preserves as well as seasonal foods and drinks.

The first Christmas Markets will take place on Sunday, November 27 in Market Square from 12pm and will coincide with the celebrations of switching on the Christmas Lights for the town.

This year’s celebrations will commence at 5.30pm at the Tullamore Train Station where Santa will parade into the town led by the Tullamore Town Band and the Pipe Band before finally arriving at Market Square/ Harbour Street.

Actor Sam Keeley from Tullamore will take time away from his busy filming schedule to join the celebrations by switching on the Christmas Lights. The evening promises to be a magical one for all the family as The Offaly County Council and the St Mary’s Youth Centre Choirs sing into the evening. For the little ones there will be surprises galore around every corner with our street entertainers providing plenty of fun and little treats.

The second of the planned Christmas Markets will take place in O'Connor Square on Sunday, December 18 from 11am to 7pm. This market will showcase the best of local produce, crafts and gifts. Everyone is encouraged to support this event and as the Tullamore Christmas Project group intends to build this occasion into an annual larger event.

Speaking on behalf of The Tullamore Chamber of Commerce, Anne Starling said that Christmas is an exciting time for families to come together.

“We have seen many improvements in our town after the past difficult few years and I would like to encourage everyone to think local this Christmas. Shopping local will keep much need business in our town and protect and build a stronger town centre for future years. Our Christmas Quid vouchers are the perfect gift and are accepted in many businesses throughout the town and I would encourage people who perhaps are unsure of buying a present for a loved one, to consider buying a Tullamore Quid’s Voucher. The Tullamore & District Chamber would like to wish our business partners a prosperous Christmas and would also to extend our sincerest best wishes to all of you over the festive season. Let’s make it a magical one.”