As the countdown continues to the Dundalk Festival of Light & Culture 2014, further highlights for the Christmas Festival, taking place on Friday & Saturday, November 28th & 29th have been confirmed.
Dundalk FC Manager Stephen Kenny, will join Louth County Council Cathaoirleach, Oliver Tully in officially switching on the town centre’s Christmas illuminations on Friday as well as perform the official opening of the Dundalk on Ice indoor ‘real’ ice rink.
As the festival gets underway, it’s over to the live music stage at the Courthouse and Voice of Ireland winner, Brendan McCahey, has confirmed that he will make a special guest appearance on Friday evening.
Another highlight of the weekend will take place on Saturday evening with the arrival of Santa at the Marshes Shopping Centre on a huge Kenworth truck. The Kenworth truck is the biggest of its kind in Ireland and Festival goers will have the chance to see for themselves this giant of American trucks when it arrives in Dundalk, with Santa on board, on Saturday evening as the Fantastic Firework display brings the Festival to its conclusion at the Marshes Shopping Centre.
Speaking on Santa’s mode of transport this week, Harry Traynor said “It’s understandable that we give the reindeers a bit of a rest in the run up to December 25th and we always like to offer Santa different ways to arrive at the Marshes Shopping Centre.
“The Kenworth Truck is absolutely huge. In fact, we had to check and see was it actually possible to drive such a wide truck through the streets. It’s certainly going to be an unforgettable sight of this year’s Festival.”
All the latest additions to the Festival of Light & Culture, along with previously announced highlights including Dundalk on Ice, Titan the Robot, the Festival Train, Letters to Santa and Animal Farm & Blessings are included in the Festival programme now available from outlets throughout the town including the Dundalk Tourist Office/Dundalk BIDS Office, Marshes Shopping Centre
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Dundalk Festival of Light & Culture is funded and supported by the following without whose generosity holding this community event would not be possible: Louth County Council, Marshes Shopping Centre, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk BIDS, Dundalk Chamber of Commerce, Dundalk Tidy Towns, PetSafe, Haribo and Dundalk Bureau de Change via Dundalk on Ice