A WINDOW wonderland trail featuring a host of festive shopfronts was unveiled in Limerick city centre this week.
Limerick City and County Council is inviting shoppers to wrap up in winter woollies and take a walk around Limerick city centre this Christmas.
Throughout December, many of Limerick’s shopfronts have transformed into an enchanted festive tale with retailers making a special effort to dress their windows for Christmas.
A new digital guide to the festive window trail has been launched by the Council on Limerick.ie/Christmas with details of window displays, tasty treats, and an artisan traders trail highlighted along with free parking locations and a spin on the panoramic wheel.
Families can post their letters at Santa’s special post box on Lower Cecil Street and follow the adventure as Santa’s letters make their way to the North Pole.
Christmas characters including Rudolph, the busy elves, Mrs Claus Santa and his elves are omnipresent but can you can spot the beautiful letter designed and produced by Limerick Street Theatre Company, Lumen, in each participating window!
To mark Limerick’s status as European Green Leaf city, Lumen has created a window display using recycled, upcycled and repurposed materials at Silkes Arts and Crafts on the corner of Catherine Street and Roches Street.
The Limerick rooftop scene in the window display is made entirely from cardboard, as is Santa’s office.
The decorations are old cereal or grocery boxes, off-cuts of card, paper, newspaper and paint, while the tinsel lighting and ribbon are from previous years’ Christmas decorations.
City Council Head of Marketing and Communications Laura Ryan said that Limerick has a unique and inviting atmosphere over Christmas and this year the council has expanded the number of streets which have Christmas lights as part of initiatives to encourage people to shop and enjoy Limerick in a safe manner.
Culture and Arts Officer Pippa Little, said that an additional 2.5kms of festoon lights have been provided with an extra 3684 lamps or LED bulbs across the city.
“It’s been fantastic to see the public reaction to Limerick looking so beautiful this Christmas. 135 new sets of lights have been purchased for trees in the city while 15 new lighting features or motifs have been installed to amplify the Christmas atmosphere.
This year, of all years, people are looking to celebrate Christmas and it’s great to have the city looking so well.”
The council is building out additional footpaths to allow for more space and on-street dining as Limerick comes out of Level 5 restrictions and more people visit the city in the run up to Christmas Day. To keep up to date on all things Christmas in Limerick, visit Limerick.ie/Christmas or follow Christmas in Limerick on social media.