New Years Eve Firework display and Christmas events for Limerick City

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Riverfeast Fireworks Picture Brendan Gleeson

A feast of fireworks is on the menu for New Year’s Eve as a Fireworks Spectacular will be a fitting finale to the Christmas in Limerick celebrations.

The fireworks begin at 7pm on Tue 31 Dec and are an ideal way to start off the New Year’s Eve celebrations.

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Christmas at the Urban Garden (outside Penneys) will be a hub of activity between now and the big day.  Soak up the festive sights and city lights in the heart of Limerick’s shopping district.

Riverfeast Fireworks
Picture Brendan Gleeson

Santa’s snow topped cabin by Matthew Stephens Jewellers, Toots the Train, festive music and the Santa Sleigh selfie spot await you under the twinkling lights of Limerick’s 35ft Christmas tree!

Christmas in Limerick 2019 is delighted to welcome back the award winning Toots Christmas Train for the festive season.

Toots the Train will travel around the city centre allowing families to experience the spectacular line up of festive events, traditional food and craft markets, exciting entertainment and the impressive display of Christmas lights.

Limerick On Ice returns to Arthur’s Quay in the city which is a firm favourite for beginner and seasoned skaters.

Local artisan traders will showcase wonderful handmade crafts, art and seasonal treats to get shoppers into the Christmas spirit on Limerick’s Cruises Street.

The Milk Market will be a hive of activity and throughout December, there will be a special Santa letter service, and a visit from the man himself on Saturday 14 December.

To make Christmas in Limerick even more accessible, hundreds of additional free car parking spaces will be provided with Park & Strides and Park & Rides available around the city.

Locations include the Council’s Car Park at Merchant’s Quay, Cleeve’s, the Irish Rail Depot, Great National South Court Hotel in Raheen and University of Limerick.

Laura Ryan, Head of Marketing and Communications with Limerick City and County Council said: “An eight week campaign showcasing just how special Limerick is at Christmas time is now underway and I’m delighted that we have so many family friendly and sensory friendly experiences highlighted this year.”

“Our aim is to showcase the packed calendar of events across Limerick and particularly the unique city centre atmosphere that make Limerick special at Christmas time.

“I’d encourage everyone to keep an eye on our website at Limerick.ie/Christmas and follow us on our Christmas social media for gift ideas, competitions and festive updates.”