The festive period officially began over the weekend in Limerick with the Christmas lights being turned on Sunday, November 15.
The traditional festivities that usually surround the switching on ceremony was unable to go ahead, but Limerick teenager Amy Mulcahy flicked a switch and from her home the Christmas lights turned on in Limerick city.
This year new LED lights have been put in Denmark Street, Catherine Street from Roches Street to Thomas Street, Arthur’s Quay Park and on the board walk.
There is also additional lighting on Cruises Street for Christmas 2020.
In efforts to create the best possible Christmas atmosphere in Limerick city centre, the parklets on both O’Connell Street and Catherine Street are being decorated.
Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr. Michael Collins said, “Despite the pandemic and its challenges, Limerick remains true to the spirit of Christmas.”
This Christmas will be very different to others; the Limerick Voice would like to encourage people to think local and shop in Limerick when buying Christmas presents this year.
Limerick.ie/shop is a virtual local marketplace for all your Christmas gifts.
There are just under 240 businesses showcased in the marketplace, from boutiques to restaurants, sports and everything in between!
The marketplace allows for researching local food deliveries, or where you can order takeout from your favourite restaurants.
“I am asking the people of Limerick to support our local businesses online and hopefully we can get footfall back into our shops in December (subject to public health guidelines,” said the Mayor.
Limerick City and County Council are now beginning their six-week Christmas in Limerick campaign.
This will promote festive highlights including Covid- friendly events, and gift ideas to encourage the support of local Limerick stores.
This will see local businesses dressing their shop windows and partaking in a Christmas window trail that locals and visitors alike can enjoy at their leisure.
Twelve local retailers will host the main displays, whilst others are being encouraged to embrace the festive spirit also.
To keep up to date on Christmas in Limerick visit Limerick.ie/Christmas and Christmas in Limerick on social media.