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Frostival to kick off Christmas in Dundalk this weekend

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:

 

Friday

❄ 11am – 6pm Dundalk Christmas Market
❄ 12 – 3.30pm: Charity Cake Sale in An Táin Arts Centre
❄ 12 – 5pm Frostival Family Treasure Hunt (Tourist Office)
❄ 3 – 5pm ‘DJ Christmas’ playing songs at Market Square
❄ 3 – 6pm Little Elves Fun Zone w/ Pelican Promotions
❄ 3 – 6pm Santa’s Grotto at Market Square
❄ 3 – 6pm Frostival Festive Train
❄ 4.00pm Men’s Shed Christmas Choir – An Táin Arts Centre
❄ 4.30pm Great Dundalk Bake Off Final – An Táin Arts Centre
❄ 5pm Kings Church Gospel Choir at Market Square
❄ 5.30pm Switching on of town centre Christmas lights
❄ 5.45pm Official opening of Dundalk On Ice

Saturday

❄ 11am – 5pm Dundalk Christmas Market
❄ 1 – 5pm Santa’s Grotto at Market Square
❄ 1 – 5pm Little Elves Fun Zone w/ Pelican Promotions
❄ 1 – 5pm Frostival Festive Train

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