Skibbereen’s Christmas Lights being switched on Saturday 26th November

23 November, 2016

We've had a great year in Skibb! and have been well and truly in the public eye with our Olympic Rowers, homecoming celebrations, Tidy Towns’ successes and all things digital!

This year Christmas festivities get under way in Skibbereen with the annual tradition of the Christmas Parade which this year takes place on Saturday November 26th and everyone is invited to come along and join in the fun in the town.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there to oversee operations as the Christmas Parade gets underway leaving the bridge on Ilen Street, near the West Cork Hotel at 4.30pm sharp, before making its way down Bridge St and Main St to the Square.

This year the parade is bigger and better than ever with our Fire Service leading the way, joined by the Civil Defence (and a few surprises) as well as elves galore taking part hoping to win Best Elf prizes on offer.  Santa and Mrs. Claus will be travelling in style this year on a horse drawn carriage, complete with Silver Bells and will be greeted in the Square by Skibbereen Comhaltas playing much loved, Christmas tunes.

This year lucky winners from a competition run in local primary schools will have the unique opportunity to switch on the new Christmas Town Lights together with Santa, as Skibbereen lights up for Christmas 2016.

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