A feast of festivities for all at Tullamore this Christmas

This year Tullamore celebrates its 400th anniversary of the beginning of the township of Tullamore, and the celebrations continue with the official switch on of the Christmas Lights and the opening of “Tullamore this Christmas”.   This November, kick starts the County’s seasonal celebrations, with a promotional drive to encourage people to come into the town centre and to shop locally in the lead-up to Christmas. The Switching on of the Christmas Lights officially marks the start of the countdown to Christmas in Tullamore. Tullamore Lights have confirmed that The Switch on will take place at approximately 6:00pm on Sunday 27th November 2022.

This year the popular Christmas Markets return with 20 stalls across O’Connor Square, selling food, drink and a stockingful of crafts and seasonal gifts. The markets are a must-visit attraction for visitors to the town and locals alike - guaranteed to get them in the Christmas spirit. The markets will run over a three day period: Friday 25th November: 3pm - 7pm Saturday 26th November: 11am - 7:30pm Sunday 27th November: 11am - 7:30pm

Tullamore is set to be magical with dazzling lights, breath taking displays, exciting new experiences and yummy comfort food. Tullamore this Christmas offers a festive surprise with the arrival of The Santa’s Magic Bus to the town centre, offering families and kids the chance to meet and greet the big man on board with each child receiving their very own gift! The Santa Magic Bus will begin operating on November 25th to Sunday 27th and tickets can be purchased on line through Eventbrite.  Visitors will see O’Connor Square adorned with Christmas decorations, and a special carol service will feature thanks to local primary and secondary schools returning for another amazing and very festive choral performance. Cathaoirleach of Tullamore MD, Cllr Neil Feighery advised “Tullamore is a very special place at Christmastime and we are encouraging everyone to come into the town and to shop locally. There will be fantastic Christmas food markets, choral concert, followed by a host of wonderful musical performances that will take place throughout the event”.

Tullamore Lights Committee added: “We love this time of year when the town is lit up with Christmas trees and lights. Our Christmas light switch-on event is hugely popular and once again we will be putting on a fantastic show”.

Tullamore this Christmas is produced by Aidan Shortall of Up Close and Personal Promotions who said: “This event is created to offer the community a family-friendly Christmas celebration. The finishing touches are now being added to add the “real magic” and we are so excited for the new surprises this year!”

This event is funded and delivered to you by Tullamore Christmas Lights and Tullamore Municipal District of Offaly County Council. Tullamore this Christmas opens this year on November 25th at 3:00pm and runs through to November 27th.

Updates will feature on facebook.com/tullamorelights and shared via facebook.com/offalycoco

We hope to see you this year at Tullamore this Christmas.