On Sunday, December 16, Mountmellick is the place to be…
Mountmellick will host its first ever Christmas Art, Craft and Food Fair on Sunday, Dec 16 from 12 – 6pm in O’Connell Square with the Christmas tree as its centre piece.
Over 50 stalls will be there on the day under marquee’s surrounding the Christmas Tree. All local retailers will also be open on the day offering special offers to all their customers so make sure to pop in and buy something special for that someone special locally this year.
The stalls will consist of a wide array of Arts, Craft and Food such as Homemade Christmas Baking, Sweet Hampers, Fruit & Veg Hampers, Tapestry, Local Photography, Candles, Lanterns, The Homebrew Company, a vast array of handmade items such as jewellery, tapestry, cards, slates, Christmas wreaths, garden furniture, woodcraft, knitwear, hot food stalls, to name but a few, some local retailers will also have their produce on display.
This event promises to be a great family day out with a vast amount of entertainment on the day including, Story Telling, Face Painting, Carol Singing, Santa’s Elves and local musicians will also perform on the day, shoppers can enjoy the Christmas atmosphere while browsing around the stalls sipping some mulled wine or a hot chocolate to keep the winter chills away.
Local woman Mary Ward Fallon brought the idea of the Christmas Fair to life when she formed a committee to organise it. Over the past few months Mary and her committee members Lisa Delaney, Niamh and Fiona Lynch, Martina Murray and Caroline Mulvaney have organised the events and have been delighted with the huge interest through social media and local residents and retailers showing their support.
The committee also have tickets on sale for their monster raffle with some amazing prizes on the day. Tickets can be purchased by committee members on the day at a cost of €2 each or from local retailers in the run up to the Christmas Fair.
The committee hosted a table quiz recently in The Druid Bar & Lounge and held two flag day collections which was a huge success, the monies raised will go towards the cost of organising the event and our choosen charity to receive a donation from this years event is Thompson House Mountmellick. Local lady Nellie Thompson has expressed her gratitude towards the committee and wishes us every success for the day.
The committee would like to ask people to support the local businesses who support the area where we live.
Shop Local, Eat Local, Spend Local and Enjoy Local
See you all on December 16 in O’Connell Square Mountmellick.