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Tramore to light up with Christmas Festival trail

Festive lights trail, a Christmas Garden, Christmas Crafts and a surfing penguin will feature in this year’s offering

Tramore will sparkle this Christmas season as the ‘Christmas in Tramore’ festive trail gets underway from Thursday, December 2nd.

According to Lynda Lawton, Operations Manager with Waterford Chamber, “This year we had hoped for on-street events, but we’re putting safety first and with numbers rising we are concentrating our efforts into bringing you a fantastic trail of festive displays throughout the town.  We have loads of fabulous lighting installations for you to discover and capture magical moments, from the entrance to Tramore right up to the Doneraile and everywhere in between.”

Lights will be turned on by Cllr Joe Kelly, Mayor of Waterford City & County on December 2nd and key attractions on Main Street will include a 20ft Christmas tree and a giant festive post box for children to post their letters to Santa.

Mayor Kelly is looking forward to seeing Tramore lit up in the run up to Christmas.

“Tramore really does have something for everyone this Christmas season.  While the on-street events might be on hold this year due to public safety considerations, Tramore will be magical this Christmas.  With so many family-friendly attractions, such as a 20 ft high Christmas tree, Santa’s sleigh and a light garden at the Railway Station, I think Tramore will even outdo the North Pole!”

“The enormous efforts of Waterford Chamber, EveryEvent, Waterford City and County Council and all the local businesses to make Tramore a must-visit festive destination have to be commended, and hopefully the festival can continue to grow in the coming years.”

Following new investment in festive lights by Waterford City and County Council, the area will be lit by a curtain of Christmas lights to add to the festive atmosphere.  Santa’s sleigh will take up prominent position at the Plaza and will make a picture-perfect opportunity for children and families to pose for photos. Santa has even promised to stop by on some days to say hello!

Meanwhile, down at the Railway Station there will be a light garden with plenty of photo opportunities.

As well as having the chance to visit Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens for the Enchanted Garden Light Festival and the Coastguard Cultural Station to pick up some incredible crafts, wrap up the family and check out the

Tramore Tidy Towns Christmas Garden, opposite Apple Green; Tramore AFC festive display; the Big Trees at Tramore Racecourse, Branch Road and Priest’s Road; Tramore Tidy Towns Winter Garden at Tramore GAA Roundabout and the surfing penguin and festive lights at the Life Saving Centre.



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