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Christmas programme to bring festive cheer in Fingal

Fingal County Council’s programme of Christmas events is set to bring some festive cheer to residents, both young and old.

This year sees the introduction of a Christmas market at Bremore Castle in addition to the return of the Swords Castle Christmas Market. There will also be the annual switching on of the Christmas lights in Blanchardstown, Swords and Balbriggan.

Swords Castle Christmas Market will take place on Friday, November 29 from 3pm – 8 pm, Saturday, November 30 from 12 pm to 8pm and on Sunday, December 1 from 11am to 6pm. There will be traders with an emphasis on local produce and crafts as well as lots of family fun including Santa Claus, kids Christmas cartoon cinema club and musical/magic shows.

Bremore Castle Christmas Market will take place on Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8 from 11am to 6pm. As well as the wide variety of stalls, there will be lots of family fun including Santa Claus, children’s entertainment and a full programme of carol singing and live music.

Free parking will be available for attendees to both Christmas markets. In Swords, parking will be available at Fingal County Council carpark on Seatown Road and in Balbriggan at Bremore Castle carpark.

The switching on of the Christmas lights will take place in Blanchardstown on Thursday, November 28 at 6pm, in Swords on Friday, November 29 at 6pm and in Balbriggan on Friday, December 6 at 7pm.

Free parking will also be available at the Court House car park in Swords in the three weekends prior to Christmas, starting on Saturday, December 7. They will be open to the public from 9am to 6pm.

There will also be free pay-and-display parking in Swords, Balbriggan, Skerries and Rush this year on December 7, 14 and 21.

Mayor of Fingal Cllr Eoghan O’Brien said: “Following the success of Swords Castle Christmas Market, I am delighted to see the introduction of Bremore Castle Christmas Market which will no doubt be a popular attraction. Christmas Markets are an enjoyable event for all of the family, and it is great to see that there will be two in Fingal this year. I look forward to the switching on of the Christmas lights to kick off the festive period.”

Following the recent success of Fingal County Council’s Halloween event, Festival of Fire, it is highly anticipated that the Christmas festivities will also be a hit.

The Christmas events are suited to all ages and are family friendly. Make sure to come along and join in the festive fun! check out for an event near you.

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