Glow – A Christmas Celebration

Join us for the return of GLOW 2018.

Visit our festive installation in Bishop Lucey Park, soar high above Cork on a giant Ferris wheel and indulge in our festive market and entertainment on the Grand Parade this Christmas.

Glow will take place on

Friday, 30th November to Sunday, 2nd December
Friday 7th December to Sunday 9th December
Friday 14th December to Sunday 16th December
Thursday 20th December to Saturday 22nd December

The Ferris Wheel will open each day from 12 noon to 9pm* from Friday, 30th November 2018 to Sunday 6th January 2019*

*Closed on Christmas Day and Closing at 4pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

For more details please visit the website: http://corkchristmascelebration.ie/ 

Festive shoppers in Cork are set to enjoy a raft of parking incentives over Christmas in the city centre. These parking offers will allow families to enjoy the city’s increased late night shopping offering in the lead up to Christmas, to attend GLOW, grab a bite to eat in many of the cities’ restaurants or attend a Christmas panto’ or show – without worrying about parking costs.

Paul Street and North Main Street Car Parks

Free parking will be available to vehicles entering Paul St Car Park and North Main St Car Park after 5pm on Thursday nights, Friday nights and Saturday nights from Thursday, November 22.
This offer is available at North Main St Car Park from 5-9.30pm and at Paul St Car Park from 5pm-midnight and continues until January 12th.

Black Ash Park & Ride

Monday to Wednesday normal hours of 07:00 – 20:30
Open Sundays from 11:00 – 20:30 (November 18th – December 30th )
Late openings Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 07:00 – 22:00 (November 22nd – January 5th)
Normal charge of €5 applies at all times (includes parking & bus fare for all passengers)

Temporary Park & Ride at County Hall

Saturday and Sundays only from November 24th until December 23rd
Saturday opening hours: 09:30 – 20:30
Sunday opening hours: 10:30 – 20:30
Last bus departs Sheares Street @ 20:30
€5.00 for a family pass (includes parking & bus fare)
€3.00 adult return (includes parking & bus fare)
€1.50 child return (includes parking & bus fare)

For more details please click here

The Lough Christmas Switch On

Looking to get into the Christmas spirit?! 🎅🎄

✨Join us tonight (3 December) at the Lough for the switch on of the Christmas crib display!

The Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. Mick Finn will switch on the Christmas Crib Display at the Lough this evening at 7pm.

🎅There is a fantastic evening planned with the Maria Assumpta School Choir, circus performers, and donkeys from the Liscarroll Donkey Sanctuary adding to the festive spirit!

We may even have a special visitor from afar!!!

It’s Christmas Market time at St. Peter’s Cork!

Pop in and browse the stalls of local designers and their crafts, perfect for some Christmas shopping and festive cheer!

They even have a Santa’s Grotto this year… bring the little ones to see Santa, sip a hot coffee in our cosy cafe and get in the mood for Christmas!

For more info please click here.

Franciscan Well Christmas Markets

The Franciscan Well will be turning their award winning beer hall into a winter wonderland.

Through out the month of December we will have live music, cocktails & hot drinks from the MONK cocktail bar (as well as a new seasonal menu ) and Christmas markets!

The market will run on Saturday the 8th and Saturday the 15th of December from 1-6pm. They will be run by local artists who will be selling original handmade gifts such as hats, cards, ceramic pieces, wooden cheese boards and much more! Admission is free.

To find out more please visit here

Festive Market On Emmet Place

The Goldiefish Craft and Food Market on Emmet Place will be back this December on Emmet Place.

From 21 – 23 December great local makers will be selling their wares on the final weekend before Christmas! There will also be tasty treats from Cork Street Food Vendors !

For further information click here

Vegan Christmas Market

Positively Eventful brings you a Christmas Market to remember. Hosted at one of Cork city’s top venues, the Kino will be serving up their delicious Badger & Dodo coffees and Franciscan Well craft beers. Drinks along with comforting winter dishes from Cork’s favourite vegan street food vendors and lots of gifts to satisfy those Christmas shopping needs. Plenty of space to chill out with your friends and family too.

There’s a great selection of Market Stalls joining for the event…

Little Blue Frogs Chocolates – creamy pastries + chocolates | My Goodness – festive mince pies + cakes | Good Day News – Local Positive Magazine | Sensasian – Samosas + Salads | The Fat Vegan – those famous jack fruit wraps | Remedy Roots – tea making kits + gifts | Aroma Bliss – luxurious skincare + beard oils | Healthy Made Delicious – creamy cakes | Little Green Leaf – vegan cheeses | Cork Crafts – cosy slippers + cork gifts | Mauro’s Italian Street Food – Risottos + Lasagna | DAWG – Christmas gifts + cards | Gems Coffee – vegan sushi | Loving Hut – nachos + Christmas goodness |

Arrive early to get there before they sell out.

**Zero Waste Event – Please bring your reusables – | Cup | Tupperware | Bags | Napkin | Fork | Straw | Water Bottle**

For further information click here