Limerick’s Milk Market preparing for a busy Christmas

Christmas is coming: a beautiful panorama of the Milk Market, taken by Tarmo Tulit
IT MIGHT not be even Halloween yet, but the Christmas season is about to kick off in earnest in Limerick.

IT MIGHT not be even Halloween yet, but the Christmas season is about to kick off in earnest in Limerick.

The Milk Market are steadily gearing up for a busy festive season, and hopes to attract more than 60,000 shoppers over four weeks of the Christmas Market, which starts on November 30.

Preparations are well underway for the market, which will run on selected days between November 30, right up to Christmas Eve and feature over 60 stalls and shops.

Milk Market manager David O’Brien said: “We are really excited about this year’s Christmas Market which will see more trader stalls, more entertainment and more Christmas fare ‘n fun for all the family.”

He said the legions of shoppers bound for the market would be a “great boost to both the traders at the market and the city centre generally”.

The Milk Market boss said there were opportunities for traders seeking to sell their wares during the festive market.

“With so many shoppers visiting and buying, it will be a great opportunity for new traders who wish to sell their produce directly to the consumer, and we are actively seeking them out,” he explained, noting that the type of produce they were seeking includes Christmas crafts and gifts, quality festive and speciality foods, collectables, bric-a-brac, toys and books.

Mr O’Brien said the market was also looking for Christmas choirs interested in raising funds for charities.

“We already have some signed up, but would love to hear from others,” he explained, declaring it to be a “perfect opportunity for amateur and school choirs”.

The Christmas market will run every week from November 30 and daily during Christmas week. For more visit www.milkmarketlimerick.ie.