Prepare to be enchanted at Wexford Winterland

By David Tucker

Published 24/11/2015 | 00:00

Prepare to be enchanted and enthralled by the wonderful Wexford Winterland!

Christmas in Wexford officially starts on Saturday, November 28, when Wexford's retailers present their magnificent Christmas Parade.

The parade will start in Selskar Square at 5 p.m., proceeding along the Main Street, down Anne Street and on to the Quay. It will include Santa's Sleigh and be led by the Bloco Gorman Samba Drummers. Mrs. Claus will be taking special care of Santa's Post Box along with Santa's Elves - so boys and girls, bring along your letters to post to Santa!

Special guests this year will include Scrooge and Bosco. The Ice Maiden will be on her throne on stage and with choirs on the Quays will wait Santa to arrive at 6 p.m. to switch on the Christmas Lights.

No doubt Santa and Mrs Claus will get a huge welcome from all the Wexford girls and boys!

This year, Wexford retailers, thanks to the generosity of local businesses, will be providing kilometres of twinkling festive lights and two spectacular Christmas trees. Piped music will carry the sound of Christmas all along the Main Street. The Wexford People Wexford on Ice will return to the Quay Front until January 10. This is no ordinary ice rink as skaters will be greeted by a spectacular lighting show and giant screens showing winter scenes, Christmas move snippets and Winter Olympic clips.

Christmas Outdoor Movies will be shown in the Bullring up until Christmas and new for 2015 is Santa's Train, also running until Christmas. Little ones will enjoy a truly magical experience while listening to special Christmas stories from none other than Santa himself! Santa's train will depart from the Bullring, travel down to Wexford Quay to see the Ice Rink, visit the Christmas Trees on the Quay and in Redmond Square, and finally head back along the main street to see the festive lights and hear the Christmas music. Wexford County Council have announced free parking in all public car parks from 11 a.m. every Tuesday until Tuesday, December 15, with free all day parking from 10 a.m every day from Tuesday, December 15, and free all-day parking every day from 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 19, to Thursday, December 24 inclusive. Don't miss out on this magical time in Wexford! Tickets for The Wexford People Wexford on Ice, Santa's Train and Christmas Outdoor Movies can be booked at the Box Office on 1 North Main St. 053-9199199 or at www.wexfordwinterland.com

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