CHRISTMAS TREATS FOR A DAY OUT FURTHER AFIELD
If you fancy setting off for a day out, there are lots of Christmas markets and craft fairs further afield which are well worth visiting. Drogheda
The very popular Cottage Market will have a very special Christmas edition on Saturday December 99th with lots of locally produced crafts and food.
The Christmas Markets take place in the Phoenix Centre, Carrickmacross on Saturday December 2nd from 11am - 6pm and on Sunday December 3rd from 12 - 6pm.
Following success of the Halloween Twilight Market, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council will be hosting a Christmas Twilight Market in Newry Variety Market on Friday 8 December from 5pm to 10pm.
No where does Christmas like Armagh! The city draws on its past for the much loved Georgian Festival which runs over the weekend of November 24th to 26th. On Georgian Day, Saturday November 25th, visitors are invited to step back in time into a Georgian winter wonderland as the historic streets are transported back to the bygone era. Visitors can indulge in seasonal treats and entertainment at the festive market stalls, hosted by traders in traditional costume and offering high quality gifts and locally produced, artisan food and drink, and there’s even a specially themed Children’s Market. As darkness falls, the dramatic ‘ Five Gold Rings!’ light show illuminates the backdrop of the Georgian Market House. Themed walks, talks and workshops run over the weekend. See www.visitarmagh,com for details and booking for events requiring tickets.
There will be lots of fun for all the family in Banbridge when the lights are switched on for the town’s Twilight Market and Makers’ Fayre on Friday November 24th from 6.30pm.
The town will have lots of fun entertainment from 6.30pm onwards, music and arrival of Santa Claus with Christmas Market and Makers Fayre
Ark Community Gardens Winter Market with plant stalls, crafts, food, and Christmas carols, toasted marshmallows and warming seasonal punch, plus tea and coffee, homemade cakes, takes place on Saturday November 25th
There’s a Christmas Craft Fair in the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa, on Thursday November 30th while the Mourne Markets is an indoor market showcasing the best of local producers of food, drink, arts and crafts, books, vintage ware, on December 8th.