Frostival to kick off Christmas in Dundalk this weekend
The Christmas period will officially get underway in Dundalk this weekend with the launch of the Frostival Winter Festival on Friday and Saturday.
A wide range of events are lined up over the course of the two days, including a Christmas Market, Santa’s Grotto, a Little Elves Fun Zone, a Frostival Festive Train, the Great Dundalk Bake Off Final and the official opening of Dundalk On Ice.
The Christmas lights will also be turned on in the town centre at 5.30pm on Friday.
One of the most keenly anticipated events will be The Great Dundalk Bake Off, the final of which takes place at An Táin Arts Centre at 4.30pm on Friday. All proceeds raised from this event will go towards The Simon Community and St Patrick’s Parish Soup Kitchen.
Inspired by the popular baking TV series this exciting new addition to the Frostival line-up is attracting lots of attention. Ten local personalities have come together with five local businesses in the first ever competition of its kind to be held in Dundalk.
The Star Bakers and mentors are; Paddy Mac and Cllr Anne Campbell have partnered with Conlon’s Food Hall, Seamus and Christy from LMFM have joined forces with The Home Bakery, Cllr.John McGahon and Mandy Fee are being mentored by 23 Seats, Brendan and Lisa Marmion will be getting expert advice from McAteers The Food House & Catering, and Elaine McGeough and Michael McLoughlin are partnering with Eskay’s Bistro.
Running alongside this event we are also holding a Charity Cake Sale from 11am to 3.30pm and members of the public are encouraged to get involved by baking and donating their Signature Bake for sale. Contact Dundalk BIDS Office for further information 0429352842.
You will be able to vote on the day for your favourite charity baker but there is lots lined up.
Check out the full array of activites below: