Glow: A Cork Christmas Celebration 2019

Friday, November 22nd, 2019 to Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 (Details provisional)

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While you can seek out commercial events to take children to at Christmas, if you are in Cork, don’t bother, just take them to Bishop Lucey Park.

They can visit Santa of course and also post their missives to the North Pole in a special post box. There are toys to play with, Jack-in-the-Box and giant candy canes to wonder at. But the main attraction is Santa’s Workshop, created by the always imaginative and wonderful Sproai, a twenty minute journey through a magical world watching Santa’s elves get ready for the big day, and have fun doing it.

Elsewhere in the city events include a Christmas Market and performances on the street by local choirs and musical groups, which will give Cork a wonderful seasonal atmosphere.

Date and details for 2019 subject to confirmation.


Glow – A Cork Christmas Celebration 2019 – Christmas in Cork

Christmas In Cork

Organised by Cork City Council, the switching on of the Cork City Christmas Lights will take place this Sunday November 17th on Patrick’s Street.  Beginning at 6.30pm on Patrick’s Street, the Christmas Lights will be switched on by the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. John Sheehan and there is a rumored appearance of Santa!   The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. John Sheehan said “The countdown to Christmas truly begins with the switching on of the Christmas Lights. This wonderful free […]
Posted: November 15, 2019, 5:07 pm
*Update 19 December* Following the closure of GLOW on Saturday December 15th due to Storm Deirdre, Cork City Council announces that GLOW Market and Ferris Wheel will open for an additional day on Sunday 23 December from 12 noon to 8:30pm. The Bishop Lucey Park experience will NOT be open that additional day.   __________________________________________________________________________________   Updated; 16 December With Storm Deirdre having passed as anticipated, GLOW opens as normal on Sunday December 16, 2018.   __________________________________________________________________________________   Posted: 15 […]
Posted: December 17, 2018, 11:11 am

Details and Directions

Most events are clustered around Grand Parade the city centre, including Bishop Lucey Park which is just adjacent. The Christmas magic at the Park is free to attend and as it’ll be snowing (really) you are advised to wrap up warmly.

Note the end date – the Sunday before Christmas day. Don’t leave it too late!

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