Enniscorthy switches on to a bright Christmas

Enniscorthy Castle is ready for the big Christmas Lights 'Switch On'. Pic; WexfordToday.com

Enniscorthy Municipal District Council has invested in new and additional Christmas lighting for the town that will enhance and compliment the festive season and the fruits of its endeavour will be showcased when the Christmas Lights will be switched on at 6 pm on Saturday, November 23rd.

Early afternoon entertainment focuses on Enniscorthy Castle where the ever-popular Santa’s Enchanted Castle has made a welcome return. The castle is transformed into a Christmas wonderland with a magical touch and this annual event has grown into a ‘must visit’ Santa experience.

Saturday’s extravaganza features arts and crafts, a puppet show, balloon making, face painting and lots of fun at the Athenaeum from 4-5 pm followed by a street parade and the ‘Big Switch On’ at Santa’s Enchanted Castle at 6 pm. Greeting Christmas is a unique experience for families and children and large crowds are expected to assemble for this popular annul experience.

Road closures will operate from 5-7 pm at Wafer Street, Market Square, Slaney Street, Rafter Street, Main Street, Church Street, Court Street, Friary Street, Hospital Hill and Castle Street.

At last Monday’s monthly meeting of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council the members were unanimous in favour of free parking over the festive season. District Manager Ger Mackey reminded members that “Enniscorthy has a strong retail offer and the importance of a good Christmas trade should not be under-estimated. Retail is under constant pressure from online and city outlet retail challenges.”

Proposed by Cllr Jackser Owens and seconded by Cllr Cathal Byrne the Council agreed to provide two hours free parking in all town car parks on November 30th, and on December 7th, 14th, 21st, 23rd and 24th. “This gesture would offer over 4,000 free parking spaces for shopping in Enniscorthy,” concluded Mr Mackey.

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