Re-imagine GLOW Brings a Festive Cheer to Cork

Re-imagine GLOW Brings a Festive Cheer to Cork

Cork Christmas Celebration, organised by Cork City Council opens this Wednesday December 2 having been re-imagined this year, to feature a magical Windows Pantomime Trail plus the return of the loved and iconic 32m Ferris Wheel.

Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Joe Kavanagh said: “We have re-imagined Glow this year so we can all safely enjoy and celebrate Christmas in Cork. So keep your eyes peeled for our trail of 10 festive windows dotted around the city centre. To be fair, you won’t be able to miss the Panoramic Ferris Wheel and Carousel which is back on Grand Parade with robust safety measures in place”.

Stroll through the city and discover a Treasure Tail of pure Cork magic which brings some of the most popular Panto titles to life in window installations with plenty of Cork highlights and nuances included to make each and every attendee feel as much a part of the magic as if they were in a real interactive theatre!

 Beautifully created by Sinéad Dunphy from Eventi, set designer Lisa Zagone, and light and animation designer Cormuc O’Connor, each window represents a traditional Pantomime title in the artistic fashion of a theatre model set box. The stories of Cinderella, Peter Pan, Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Hansel & Gretel, Jack and the Beanstalk, Beauty & the Beast, Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel will be told in its own designated window. 

 Through various design techniques including lighting, animation, projection mapping and silhouette shadow design, the wondrous trail brings Panto and Christmas to the people of Cork, so all the boys and girls (young and old) won’t miss out on this locally loved Christmas tradition.

 As part of Re-imagine GLOW, the Ferris Wheel makes a welcome return to the Grand Parade.  Experience amazing views of Cork on the 32m Ferris Wheel which will be open from December 2 until January 10 with safety being its top priority. See booking info here

 This December, Cork City Council and the Cork Business Association are calling on people to shop in Cork and to shop locally for Christmas.

Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Joe Kavanagh said: “Christmas in Cork has always been a coming together of people. And this year as part of our #ThankCorkItsChristmas campaign, we are encouraging the people of Cork to come together like never before to support our local retailers, craftspeople, arts and cultural centres and the hospitality sector, who have faced challenges that we couldn’t have anticipated this time last year. We all need to #thinklocal first,” he said.  

“We must remember that crowds pose serious risks this year. So please take care:  observe social distancing, wear a mask, aim to get your shopping done earlier this year and if life allows you to, try to shop at off peak times. We all share in this city and share in its future: so shop safely and shop locally”.