This is the last weekend of Glow, A Cork Christmas Celebration, so make sure you pop in to Cork City to see it while you can. Due to high demand and the recent weather, an extra date has been added so Glow will open this Thursday also, in addition to Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Thousands of people have flocked into Cork over the past three weeks to enjoy the festival. There’s lots to see and do from wandering through Santa’s Workshop, to soaring high above Cork on a giant Ferris wheel, indulging in food markets, and there’s festive entertainment galore.
‘Santa’s Workshop’ at Bishop Lucey Park on Grand Parade, is the main family attraction and is FREE for all to attend. Families can wander on a magical journey through this lit up park, listening to Christmas songs and watching Santa’s helpers hard at work…and hard at play.
Children are reacting in wonder at the interactive and live toys on display, such as the North Pole Express train, a giant Jack-in-the-Box, giant monkey, and candy canes. Girls and boys have also been posting their letters to Santa at a special North Pole post-box.
The Goldiefish Festive Market will also take place this weekend on Emmet Place from Saturday 19th to Tuesday 22nd December. There will be a great range of gifts from handmade jewellery, to wood carvings, soaps, woollens, leather goods, knitwear, angel gifts and other beautiful artisan crafts as well as confectionary, cakes and the best of Cork produce. There will also a number of singers and choirs performing over the four days.
Enjoy Carols by Candlelight with Bravehearts Choir Thurs 17 Dec 17.30 at St. Augustines Church, Washington Street or support the Voiceworks choir Voiceworks Christmas Special in aid of CUH Children's Unit Live at St. Lukes Dec 20th.
Cór Cois Abhann Corcaigh is also presenting Handel’s Messiah with The Jennens Orchestra on Saturday 19th December 2015 at 8pm in The Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in Cork City. Tickets are available from Pro Musica in Cork, at SS. Peter and Paul’s Church Parish Office, Direct from the choir and a limited number of tickets will also be available online via Eventbrite.ie.
To cater for the extra footfall into Cork City during the Christmas period, additional parking spaces have been made available at a temporary Park and Ride at County Hall and North Main Street Car Park, Paul Street Car Park, and the Black Ash Park and Ride will be extending their opening times.
For more details on all to see and do in Cork and at Glow, A Cork Christmas Celebration, see www.GlowCork.ie, Facebook or Twitter @GlowCork. Glow A Cork Christmas Celebration is supported by Cork’s 96FM and C103 and presented by Cork City Council.