“Here at the Limerick Milk Market we are thrilled to announce the ‘Christmas at the Limerick Milk Market’ series 2017. This year we will be taking the best parts of Christmas Milk Market you know and love with the addition of new festive elements sprucing up your Christmas in Limerick. We have a range of traditional daytime Christmas Markets of festive foods mixed with some special once off Christmas events: Winter Fashion on the 14th, TY Enterprise Market on the 15th, Santa at the Market on the 16th and Craft Fair on the 17th of December” announced David Fitzgerald, Limerick Milk Market Manager.
Friday 15th December will feature a Christmas Transition Year Enterprise Market in partnership with Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Limerick and an amazing local company WizzKids.ie from 10am to 3pm with up to 50 local schools showcasing the latest in student innovation projects with prizes for the best product/project team. Also featuring festive music and many local Craft/Food vendors, there are three generous prizes sponsored by MAST.ie for this event: Best Innovation, Best Student Business Team and Best Student Display.
Saturday 16th December sees the Famous Food Market Christmas Edition from 8am to 3pm with Christmas stockings full of seasonal cuisine and treats from your local food producers. Minced pies, puddings, Christmas hams, chestnuts, brandy butter, Christmas desserts/baked goodies and not forgetting the good old sprouts from their seasoned vegetable traders which will be at the ready for all to enjoy and savour!
“We have an extra special Santa this year on the 16th for you to get your picture with, 100% of the money raised will be donated to help fund Limerick’s own heroes at Limerick Suicide Watch (LSW) with the kind assistance of Lyons of Limerick, Ford, and Permanent TSB Limerick who will be there will be here on hand with some special gifts to make your Christmas Shopping more enjoyable.”
Sunday 17th December will feature a Christmas Craft and Fashion Fair from 11am to 4pm with up to 50 handmade craft, fashion, artists, horticulture, photographers and much more to give that someone special the best gift of all – a unique gift of Limerick making.
Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd sees an eclectic mix of seasonal food, Christmas crafts, choirs and festive fun. Entry is free and opening hours are from 10am to 3pm.
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th December they have the final Famous Food Market Christmas Edition from 8am to 3pm and 8am to 2pm respectively with Christmas stockings full of seasonal cuisine and treats from your local food producers. Stock up on Christmas farmer’s produce and artisan delights.
Over the full eight days you can post your Santa letter in the Milk Market outside Country Choice/Bon Appetit and place a Christmas Decoration Message on the Tree outside Harper’s Café and Wilde Irish Chocolates with special prizes from the four shops above to those who participate. You can also wrap yourself up in a unique embroidered Milk Market Seasonal Blanket available for purchase at Mari’s Cheese Shop and participating traders for that unique gift of festive warmth.
By Olivia O’Sullivan (from press release)