Around the world there is nothing like the words ‘Christmas’ and ‘markets’ in one sentence to get people of all ages excited. This year county Wexford is joining in the excitement with lots on offer. From the north to the southern tip of Wexford there are an abundance of Christmas, festive food & craft markets to suit every taste and pocket.
In Gorey the sixth annual Magical Christmas Market will be held on the Main Street on Sunday, December 8. The entire Main Street will be closed to traffic and taken over by crafts stalls, festive food stalls, carol singers and much more, with over 70 stall holders there will be lots to see, taste and enjoy.
Enniscorthy will be lit up in style this festive season thanks to the town’s new Christmas lights. Enniscorthy Castle is excited to welcome Santa and his helpers this December. This promises to be a wonderful experience for children and adults alike. Santa will be at the Castle from December 1 to December 23. Mrs Claus will be reading from some of her favourite Christmas Stories, and helping the waiting children to make some very special Christmas Decorations for the trees in Enniscorthy Castle. As you wait in anxious anticipation for Santa, why not play with some of the Roche children’s toys!
A Great Victorian Christmas is on offer at Wells House where Santa Claus will be in the great hall and storytelling sessions with Mrs.Claus are on offer at her cottage. A wonderful Christmas Food and Craft Market will take place at Well’s House from December 7 to 23.
In Wexford town, amongst the twinkling lights festive log cabins have been set up in the Bullring for a market filled with artisan food, drinks, treats and crafts. The Festive Market takes place during December on Saturday and Sunday’s from the 7th to the 22nd plusMonday and Tuesday the 23 and 24th.
In New Ross the Christmas Bazaar promises to ensure that all visitors will get their festive shopping completed at the Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, December 14 at the Scout Hall on marsh Lane from 2pm to 6pm. Santa will be in town also at St. Michael’s Theatre on the each Saturday and Sunday from the 7th to the 22nd.
Santa is set to arrive at Hook Lighthouse on Sunday, December 15 with an escort from Fethard Coastguard at 2pm to his special grotto at the Lighthouse Watch room.
Also on the Hook Peninsula help the it is Santa Versus the Grinch at Loftus Hall, join Santa and help him save Christmas on Saturday, December 14.
On New Years Day at Hook Lighthouse join in the age old tradition that is ‘Daisy Day’ where local children would race to find the first daisies of the year to be rewarded with pennies.