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Walking wonder: a Christmas walk through Limerick

A festive trail through the city’s shop windows has been unveiled this week. 

Limerick City and County has invited shoppers to take an enchanting walk through the city centre while they do their Christmas shopping.

During December, many of the shops have transformed into a Christmas fantasy, dressing their windows in with all the trappings of the season.

There is a digital guide to the window wonderland Limerick trail available at Limerick.ie/Christmas, with the details of window displays, delicious treats, and Artisan traders, with free parking opportunities and a spin on the panoramic wheel.

Limerick families can send their letters to Santa and watch the journey that the letters take to the North pole and Santas workshop. 

In every window there is something special, a delightful letter created by the Limerick street theatre company, Lumen, at each participating window.

The Limerick rooftop scene in one of the windows is made of recycled or recyclable materials like cardboard, old cereal and grocery boxes card cut-offs and newspaper

Acknowledging Limerick’s status as European Green Leaf city 2020, the Lumen Street Theatre company, acting on the permission of the Councils European Green leaf team created a window at Silkes Arts and Crafts on the corner of Catherine Street. For the window Lumen used recycled, upcycled and repurposed materials.

There are Christmas characters including Rudolf, the Elves and of course, Santa himself – they are all visible in windows throughout the city.

Laura Ryan, the head of marketing and communications, Limerick city and County council, said, “Now is a great time to take a trip to the city. Stroll around the ‘window wonderland’, while at the same time sample some of the treats on offer from the numerous cafes and coffee shops along the trail, sipping hot chocolate and munching on Christmas cookies.”

Pippa Little, Cultural and Art Officer, Limerick City and County Councils said “an additional 2.5 kilometres of festoon lights have been provided with an extra three thousand eighty-four lamps, LED bulbs across the city. It is fantastic to see the public reaction to Limerick looking so bright and festive. One hundred and thirty-five new sets of lights have been purchased for the trees in the city to amplify the Christmas holiday season”

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