Tuesday 20 November 2018

Christmas fair in Donabate

Preparations are well under way in Donabate for the Christmas Lights Festival and Craft Fair & Market on Saturday December 2, from 1pm, with the Christmas lights going on at 4.30pm.

The festive lights in Donabate are sponsored and installed by Karl Harte and CP Electrical & Security. Karl and CP have been installing the lights Christmas for 25 years, and the community owes a huge debt of gratitude to Karl and all his team for making the village look so pretty and festive for a quarter of a century.

Karl and his crew will work from first light on Saturday the 2nd making sure everything is in place and ready for the lights to go on at 4.30pm.

The Craft Fair & Market will be on in the Parish Hall from 1-6pm. For an unusual gift idea, or just a cuppa and a chat, why not come to the village and visit the Craft Fair before the Christmas lights go on at 4.30pm.

The switching-on event is now in its ninth year, and has been getting bigger and better every year.

The event is generously sponsored by Fingal County Council, Tesco, SuperValu, WiseBuys, Screenlink Printers and Multi-Storage. This fun event attracts a huge crowd who come along to enjoy some festive entertainment and refreshments.

An art competition was held in the three Primary schools on the peninsula, and one lucky winner from each school will be chosen to flick the switch and turn on the lights.

Entertainment at the event is provided by a junior choir drawn together from the Donabate Brownies and Ladybirds, the St. Patrick's Church Children's Choir, K-Star Academy, and all supported by members of the Tower Singing Circle. Organisers are very grateful to all our singers and musicians for providing the festive atmosphere.

Fingal Independent