Limerick’s Hunt Museum hosts Christmas family fair

THE Hunt Museum will be the place to be for lots of family fun this weekend in the run-up to Christmas.

THE Hunt Museum will be the place to be for lots of family fun this weekend in the run-up to Christmas.

The city museum hosts a family Christmas fair this Saturday and Sunday which promises to be “both an enjoyable and a memorable event for dwellers in and visitors to Limerick alike”.

The event will feature craft makers from around Limerick and the wider region, showing off their wares at stalls, with a large variety of handcrafted goods, decorations and culinary delights on offer.

Crucially, there will be a lot of great activities to keep the kids entertained, as Hunt Museum director Hugh Maguire explained, with Elves’ Christmas Workshops designed to allow parents some time to shop at the Christmas Fair.

“It is going to be quite a big fair, it is the first time we have done anything like this,” he said.

“There is loads of interest, we have 40 stall holders and there is a waiting list of about 15. We have two big marquees and a riverside garden.

“We want to give small businesses a chance to showcase their talents, but more importantly we want to demonstrate creativity and determination,” he added.

“One of the unique things about it is that there is going to be a lot of activities for children.

“There will be loads for them to do - face painting, story telling, Christmas workshops, all of that kind of thing, which will be taking place in the museum. There will be a lot of activity in the building,” said Mr Maguire

Balloon artists will be demonstrating their talents at the Kids’ Stall, while storytellers will be giving live performances at 2pm on both Saturday and Sunday. The museum and gift shop will be open for the weekend and admission is free.