‘Thank Cork Its Christmas’ is a campaign to support the city’s retail, food, hospitality, arts and cultural sectors, to encourage people to support local, to increase awareness of the safe and unique experience available to anyone visiting our city, and to welcome back family, friends and visitors.
Avail of the weatherproofed dining facilities at restaurants and bars on Princes Street and other parts of the city. Parasols, awnings, festoon lighting, windbreaks and purpose-built planters will provide a pleasant and safe dining experience for residents and visitors alike.
Spin and Win
As families and friends arrive from around the world to celebrate Christmas in Cork, Cork City Council is delighted to launch its annual ‘Thank Cork it’s Christmas Roulette Wheel’ campaign, running in conjunction with Cork Airport and Cork’s Red FM.
The roulette wheel is part of the wider ‘Thank Cork its Christmas’ marketing campaign, which is aimed at encouraging people to spread some Christmas cheer by supporting local and supporting sustainable this Christmas. Whether that’s local shops, restaurants, hotels, bars, the ‘GLOW – A Cork Christmas Celebration’ in Bishop Lucey Park, the city’s markets and makers, or cultural activities such as the choice of pantomimes at the Everyman and at Cork Opera House.
How it works:
Once a day, a Red Patroller will handpick an incoming airline passenger at Cork Airport, who will be invited to spin the ‘Thank Cork It’s Christmas’ roulette wheel in the arrivals concourse to win an exclusive prize - supplied by local retail and hospitality businesses. RedFM will also be encouraging people to support local as part of the campaign.
The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Deirdre Forde encourages everyone “to support local and shop sustainably this festive season, as every €10 that is spent locally brings €50 to the local economy”.
“Christmas is all about traditions and moments to be remembered, and that’s why there is nothing like shopping and visiting Cork at Christmas time – whether you live here year around or are driving or flying home for Christmas. We all have our favourite shops and restaurants at this time of the year and then there’s the excitement of wandering through the ‘Glow – a Christmas Celebration’ at Bishop Lucey Park, hopping on the ferris wheel, picking up treats at the English Market or the other various festive markets, or supporting the arts community at a performance or another cultural event. These uniquely Cork experiences make up our collective Christmas and are there to be enjoyed and supported, “ she said.
Cork Airport Communications Manager, Barry Holland said: “This Christmas, Cork Airport is delighted to work with Cork City Council as we welcome our passengers home for Christmas. Christmas time is a very special time at Cork Airport, where families, friends and loved ones reunite ahead of the Christmas festivities. In paraphrasing our tagline, we know how much our passengers “Love touching down” at Cork Airport and we would like to thank Cork City Council for making that welcome home even more special with the Cork City Council Christmas Thank Cork it’s Christmas Roulette Wheel event in the Arrivals area”.