CHRIST­MAS GREETINGS Shop Lo­cal in the North County Take a look at what is avail­able on your doorstep in North County Dublin

Fingal Independent - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

YOU can’t put it off any longer! Christ­mas is just around the cor­ner, and you sim­ply have to get the shop­ping done, and some thoughtful presents for each and ev­ery one! Christ­mas shop­ping isn’t for ev­ery­one, es­pe­cially when it in­volves rush­ing to the shops last minute.

When you’re close to the cap­i­tal, it can be tempt­ing to hit the city, but be­fore you join the rush, and brave the crowds, take a look at what is avail­able on your doorstep in North County Dublin.

From craft fairs to vil­lage streets lit up with Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions, ’tis the sea­son to soak up the best of Christ­mas shop­ping in your lo­cal com­mu­nity and to make sure you get some down­time whilst do­ing so.

From Rush to Lusk, Sk­er­ries to Balbriggan, you can find some won­der­ful be­spoke shops of­fer­ing charm­ing tra­di­tional Christ­mas gifts. Shop­ping lo­cally can be very ther­a­peu­tic, where you can shop in peace, meet friends and neigh­bours, en­joy the ban­ter with your shop­keeper, while hav­ing lunch or a cup of cof­fee to un­wind af­ter­wards.

Even the Big Man him­self will take time out from the North Pole to visit Sk­er­ries Mills for the ninth year in a row.

Santa will be there on the fol­low­ing dates in De­cem­ber - From 10am - 4pm on Sat 1st, Sun 2nd, Sat 8th, Sun 9th, Sat 15th, Sun 16th, Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd De­cem­ber.

There re­ally is no bet­ter way to start your Christ­mas shop­ping than in your home town, where there are many fan­tas­tic lo­cal stores, restau­rants and ho­tels which have been sit­u­ated here for many years.

Lo­cal busi­ness own­ers know you, and you know them. Stud­ies have shown that lo­cal busi­nesses do­nate to com­mu­nity causes at more than twice the rate of chains.

The more in­ter­est­ing and unique you com­mu­nity, the more we will at­tract new neigh­bors, vis­i­tors and guests. This ben­e­fits ev­ery­one!

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