THE COUNCIL has announced a massive line-up events for this year’s festive celebrations, including a major fireworks display on New Year’s Eve.
And this year’s Christmas lights will be switched on this Sunday night, with special guest Dr Sinead Flanagan, Limerick’s Rose of Tralee.
Getting thousands of people into the Christmas spirit this weekend will be the Limerick Youth Choir and Zion Vocal Ensemble, while Limerick Panto Society’s Beauty and the Beast and the Specsavers Limerick Panto Aladdin cast will also be entertaining the masses.
Organised by Limerick City and County Council, the big event will kick off at 4.30pm.
Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Sheahan said: “Christmas is such a wonderful time of year, and it is magical in Limerick, with the lights turned on, the atmosphere is truly memorable.
“Christmas is a time for families and friends to get together I’m hoping they will come out in force to celebrate Christmas in Limerick, beginning with Light Up Limerick. Christmas is a time to take stock and I’m urging everyone across Limerick city and county to come out in force, shop local and support our businesses.”
Laura Ryan, Head of Marketing and Communications with Limerick City and County Council said: “Our aim is to showcase the packed calendar of events across Limerick and particularly the unique city centre atmosphere that make Limerick special at Christmas time. I’d encourage everyone to keep an eye on our website at Limerick.ie/Christmas and follow us on our Christmas social media for gift ideas, competitions and festive updates.”
Dee Ryan, CEO of Limerick Chamber said: “Limerick is a special place at Christmas. Those of us from here, the wider region or, indeed, those who have happily come to live here over recent years, know just how special the atmosphere is in Limerick in the festive season. It’s a real spirit of partnership.”
“The local authority and retailers come together to create that atmosphere and the people then really add to it as Limerick people, as we all know, love to celebrate. It’s been a really good year on many fronts again for Limerick so we can look forward to a really special celebration this Christmas, in particular.”
Sheila Deegan, Culture & Arts Officer with Limerick City and County Council added: added: “Christmas in Limerick is one my favourite times of the year and the Christmas experience will be kick started on Sunday as family and friends gather together for the biggest turning on of the lights event in Limerick, Light Up Limerick.”
“We are delighted to be working to create a focus at the Urban Garden this year working with stakeholders to deliver lively cultural offerings in the city centre, complimented by a Christmas Fair on Cruises Street to get shoppers into the Christmas spirit.”
The Christmas in Limerick programme is being co-ordinated by Limerick City and County Council’s Culture & Arts and Marketing & Communications Departments.
All details about what’s on over the Christmas period in Limerick will be available in the Christmas In Limerick 2019 event guide online and will be distributed throughout Limerick.