SANTA is coming to Limerick this weekend and will be meeting children and parents in three of the biggest shopping locations.
The big man himself will arrive at the Parkway Shopping Centre at 7pm on Friday night, and will be at the Crescent Shopping Centre at 1pm on Sunday and at the Castletroy Shopping Centre also on Sunday at 3pm.
Celebrations at the Crescent start on this Friday night when the spectacular Christmas tree lighting ceremony takes place at 7pm.
Emma O’Driscoll along with the Limerick Gospel Choir will entertain. And on Sunday Santa will give his reindeers a rest and will arrive in a horse drawn magic sleigh at 1pm.
He will be welcomed at the Garryowen mall entrance with lots of family entertainment including members of the Limerick Panto Society dressed up in colourful costumes and giving out goodies to the kids.
“We’re delighted to welcome Emma to light up our Christmas tree and of course Santa, who will be available for visits to his grotto, adjacent to the Crescent créche, every day from his arrival until Christmas eve,” said Crescent store manager John Davitt.
Santa will arrive in Parkway Shopping Centre at 7pm on Friday with Mrs Claus and the elves. Childrens’ entertainment will start at 6pm. Masha and the Bear, Alvin and the Chipmonks, Darth Vader and Storm Troopers,face painters and balloon modellers will all be there to entertain. Santa’s grotto will be open on Friday evening until 9pm and from 2-6pm at the weekend.