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Magical Midleton Christmas Festival
November 18, 2017 @ 12:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Magical Midleton Christmas Festival #MagicalMidleton
Saturday 18th November
Santa will be arriving in Midleton at 12.40 (on the 12.15 Iarnród Éireann train from Kent Station) on Saturday 18th November to officially launch the Christmas Shopping season and shine a light on the importance and benefits of Shopping locally in Midleton.
Iarnród Éireann Cork have kindly teamed up with the Midleton & Area Chamber to support the Midleton traders community and train tickets are available to join Santa on the 12.15 from Kent Station, Cork direct from http://www.irishrail.ie
Christmas jumpers, and festive fashion and flair encouraged… it is officially time to start celebrating Christmas! #Competitions Best Dressed Children and the Best Dressed Shop Window – Santa’s little helpers will be watching out for the best costumes and shops throughout the day. Spot prizes to be won.
Mackey’s coaches Magical Midleton double decker party bus will transport Santa to Midleton Farmers Market for 1.15pm, where he will tour the market and meet and greet stallholders and local children for about an hour.
In the afternoon the Magical Midleton bus will be taking children on a magical ride with Santa around town from the Courthouse and there will be entertainment from Leahy’s Open Farm at the courthouse bus stop.
Up and down town from Baby’s Walk, Granary Square, Market Green and My Place, there will be music, magic, entertainment, tastings, hair beading, face painting, crafts demonstrations, henna tattoos and plenty of shopping and live music…. join us and start your Christmas shopping the magical way.
Would you, your club, or business like to get involved? There is still time to join us to help make Midleton Magical. Contast Tony, Andrew and Fergus at the Midleton & Area Chamber, they would love to hear from you if you would like to dress up and / or volunteer on the day, or any suggestions you might have for your business or talent to help make Midleton Magical on the day. Email your details and ideas to them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Magical Midleton Timetable of events at a glance:
11.00: Santa arrives at Kent Station, Cork – Music & Merriment
12.15: Santa Express leaves Cork to Midleton
12.40: Santa Express arrives at Midleton Train Station
13.00: Santa boards Mackey Coaches Magical Midleton Bus
13.15: Santa arrives at Midleton Farmers Market
14.30 Music & Magical Experiences throughout the town /
Magical Midleton Bus rides around town & entertainment from Leahy’s Farm at Courthouse
Buskers on the Main Street & East Cork Music Project musicians performing / Baby’s walk: face painting / henna tattoos / hair beading / Granary Square Crafts / Funfair at Market Green / Story Telling at the Library / Visit Midleton Tourist Office and more..
18.00: Christmas lights switched on at Courthouse… and so begins Christmas in Magical Midleton!
Huge THANK YOU to the support of local businesses, the Midleton & Area Chamber ‘Shop Local’ #Competition means that each time you spend €20 or more, in local participating shops in and around Midleton Town, your details will be entered into a draw for the chance to win a generous €500 to spend in Midleton.
Make a Christmas weekend of it…
The Ballymaloe Craft Fair is on at Ballymaloe House all day between 10.00 and 17.00 both Saturday 18 and Sunday 19, and a magical Ballyseedy Shopping Event will be held on Sunday 19 at Ballyseedy, Carrigtohill.
Magical Midleton Christmas Festival is a FREE day of commuity family fun (small fee applies to some activities) and there will be entertainment, music and tastings throughout Midleton available all afternoon.
We are hugely grateful to all our enthusiastic and generous sponsors and participating local business for making this possible. THANK YOU ALL.
Please spread the word, dress up and join in… Santa is coming to town by train on Saturday 18 November to light up Midleton for the festive season!