Downtown Portlaoise have great plans for the Christmas period and their message is loud and clear ‘SHOP LOCAL’.
Shopping local does make a huge difference to the local economy and as business people we do greatly appreciate you spending your money at home. The Downtown Portlaoise Christmas Market is organised for next Sunday, December 2.
All shops will be opened for business and the Street Market brings a new dimension to the street for the people of Laois. The market starts at 11 o clock until 5 o clock and everybody welcome.
We think this will be a great family day out. ave your dinner in town and soak up the atmosphere of the street festival. Choirs will be singing all day long at the steps of the Courthouse( our little market stage), the Youth Theatre will be dotted throughout the street as well as local baking, knitwear and crafts. We see this day as a coming together of all the people in Laois, the craftmakers, the bakers, the singers and working with the business people of Portlaoise to enhance the shopping experience for all our customers.
This is the first year we will have a Santa Grotto at lower Main St in Portlaoise and this will be opened on a Saturday and Sunday from 12-3 approx. Santa will greet all the children who want to meet him, he will give each child a special letter from him and there will also be a photograph, all for €2.00 per family (1 photo).
We have improved the Christmas Lights this year and will continue to do so over the next few years. We have gathered money from the local businesses, councils and banks and we have also had a flag day. We would like to thank everyone who gave money at this very tough economic time. Our message for Christmas is: Everything you need is available in Portlaoise, SHOP LOCAL