Square To Become A Winter Wonderland As Christmas In Tralee Launched

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Launching Christmas In Tralee on Tuesday morning in The Square were Santa Claus with Mayor Of Tralee Johnnie Wall and Isabelle Lynch of John Dough’s. At back is Niamh Hanley of Effigy with Brendan Culloty of Hugh Culloty’s and Jean Foley of Tralee Municipal District with David Scott of Tralee Chamber. Photo by Dermot Crean

THE town square is set to be a winter wonderland this December as ‘Christmas In Tralee’ will create a fun-filled atmosphere for all the family.

Tralee Chamber Alliance in partnership with Kerry County Council will kick off Christmas in  the town on Saturday, November 27 with the switching on of the Christmas lights.

The Square will be transformed into a mini North Pole, with its giant Christmas tree, magical lights and from 12pm throughout the afternoon right up until 6pm.

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Hollywood style snow machines will be blowing snow across the street. MC Brian Hurley will be there chatting and giving away some fantastic prizes sponsored by local businesses.

Entertainment will be provided by some of Tralee’s outstanding local buskers along with carolling from local choirs.

There will be festive drinks, nibbles and treats and a few surprise guests ahead of turning on the lights by the Mayor of Tralee, Cllr. Johnnie Wall at 5pm.

Following the official switch on, a festive atmosphere will continue in Tralee with Tralee Farmers Market (opposite the Brandon Hotel) who will have up to 20 stalls festively decorated over the two weekends right before Christmas, (Saturday 11th, Sunday 12th, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th of December).

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Stalls will be decorated in festive cheer with lots of seasonal treats along with live music.

The town centre will have carol singing on Thursdays and Fridays and there will be a surprise or two which will be announced ahead of December 1st.

“The emphasis is on fun and safety with the event operating under strict Covid guidelines to ensure everyone’s enjoyment in a safe environment. The local businesses have worked hard to create a memorable experience for shoppers this year and are looking forward to welcoming everyone into the town over the coming weeks,” said Kevin McCarthy, President Tralee Chamber Alliance.

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“Tralee is at the centre of Christmas shopping traditions for many families across the county, there are people making the journey in throughout December coming from all areas of the county from Ballinskelligs to Tarbert and even further afield across the borders over into West Limerick and North Cork,” said Colette O’Connor, CEO Tralee Chamber Alliance.

“We are looking forward to continuing that tradition this year and welcoming everyone into Tralee as they look forward to welcoming their loved ones home. Christmas 2021 is about reconnecting and rediscovering what Christmas at home means to us, we are inviting people from across Kerry who are both living here and abroad to get in touch with the Chamber and tell us what makes Christmas in Tralee special to them. Email us at info@tralee.ie or tag us on social media @traleechamberalliance”

Mayor of Tralee, Cllr. Johnnie Wall said: “It has been another challenging year for local businesses and retailers and I am encouraging everyone in Kerry to support local when doing their shopping.

“Businesses here in Tralee have done a huge amount of work to make their shops safe and to adhere to the restrictions so they deserve every support. Every year, the Council provides a limited number of parking concessions which is a small but significant initiative to encourage people to come into our towns to shop, dine and enjoy the festive season.

“I hope that people will avail of the concessions over the coming weeks and enjoy what Tralee has to offer, while staying safe,” said Johnnie.

Tralee Chamber Alliance echo that and are encouraging everyone to support local where possible, give the Kerry gift card this Christmas which can be purchased at post offices across the county and remember that every euro spent locally is not only great for jobs and the economy but also for the environment.

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