Wednesday, 30th November 2011
Pictured from Back L-R: Walter O'Keeffe, Stagecraft; Keith Daniels, Seahorse Tavern; Cllr. Maxine Keoghan, Mayor of Tramore; Santa Clause; Anne Cheasty, Quish's SuperValu; Sonya Rice, Vice Chair of Tramore Chamber, with local Children gearing up for the turning on of the Christmas Lights. Photo: GavinDowney.ie
The turning on of the Christmas lights will be a bigger event than it has ever been in Tramore with the support of Tramore Town Council, Tramore Chamber, Quish's SuperValu, Walter O'Keeffe (Stagecraft Tramore), Tom and Fiona O'Neill, and R. McDonald & Sons.
The festivities will begin at 6pm on Thursday, 8th December at Quish's SuperValu on Main Street and everyone is encouraged to come along and enjoy the fun. Entertainment will be provided by Stagecraft, Tramore Children's Choir and Klub Musik. A small gift will be given to children who attend and face painting will take place free of charge. Mince pies and mulled wine will be provided courtesy of Quish's SuperValu.
"Every effort is being made to create a great atmosphere for families to enjoy the festive season", states event coordinator and proprietor of the Seahorse Tavern, Keith Daniels.
The business premises with the best shop front display will be awarded a hamper for their efforts, and a children's colouring competition will be held throughout the primary schools in the run up to the turning on of the lights and the winners will be announced on the night.
Naturally, Christmas would not be Christmas without a very special visitor so of course Santa will be present and to ensure the children of the town attend the event Santa is planning on visiting as many housing estates as possible on 1st December to highlight the event, so be sure to look out your windows from 6pm to 8pm!
The Mayor of Tramore, Maxine Keoghan commented, "A great number of people have been so very willing to assist in whatever way they can, as Christmas, along with being a joyous occasion can also be challenging for some families. It is with the support of the members of the community and the business sector that we hope to make this Christmas a great Christmas for all to enjoy. Come along and join in and be a part of this great community event".
Tramore Chamber is urging people in the town to support local jobs and businesses this Christmas. John Culbert, Chair of Tramore Chamber commented, "There are plenty of Christmas present gift ideas that can be bought locally, whether it's in FAShion, jewellery, health & beauty, food & drink, leisure, retailthere is plenty of choice for shoppers. The hotels and pubs will also be providing some great nights of entertainment over the festive season so we encourage everyone to get out and enjoy what they have to offer".
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