Saturday 7 December 2019

Festive cheer comes to Enniscorthy

Bobby Ryan, Caitlin Walsh and Meabh O’Brien at the event
Bobby Ryan, Caitlin Walsh and Meabh O’Brien at the event

Brendan Keane

The Christmas season has officially started in Enniscorthy with the turning on of the Christmas lights.

The big switch on took place at the weekend and the organisers were delighted with its success.

Free children's entertainment included an exhibition of festive arts and crafts, a puppet show, balloon making and face-painting.

The Christmas parade from the castle, led by Santa and Mrs Claus, culminated in the lights being turned on.

Santa's Enchanted castle then opened its doors to local and international visitors.

Santa was ably assisted by his team or elves and a range of Disney characters.

The guests enjoyed a few festive surprises as they made their way through the themed rooms of the castle.

Some festive treats were also available and the children who visited the enchanted castle went away with a special present from Santa - while also making sure that he knew exactly what they want for Christmas.

There are also six places left on the Sensitive Santa Experience for December 5. The tours are specially tailored towards children with autism and other sensory, physical or developmental needs and places can be booked through

Enniscorthy Guardian