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Plans for this year’s Dundalk Festival of Light and Culture are currently being finalised with an exciting programme set to be announced in the coming weeks.

Plans for this year’s Dundalk Festival of Light and Culture are currently being finalised with an exciting programme set to be announced in the coming weeks.

The festival, which heralds the start of Dundalk’s Christmas season and sees the town illuminated over its two day run, will this year take place on Friday and Saturday , November 28th and 29th.

Features of the festival along with the amazing illumination of town centre buildings have included fireworks, Santa, ice skating, children’s amusements, markets, live music, dancing and much more.

The festival organising committee features representation from local retail and voluntary groups including Dundalk BIDS, Marshes Shopping Centre, Dundalk Chamber of Commerce, Dundalk Tidy Towns, and Louth County Council.

The group has been working steadily to put together plans for the annual even t which attracts thousands of people to the Dundalk town centre.

Harry Traynor, Marshes Shopping Centre has been involved with the festival since its inception and says that this year’s festival is set to feature a mix of returning favourites plus new attractions.

“We recognise each year what has been a success and keep them in mind for a return to the festival, if possible,” said Harry. “But we also like to see the festival evolve and to do so we hope to bring something new each year, so there are sure to be some new events in the festival programme.”

Edel O’Mahony is enjoying the experience of being involved in the festival for her first Christmas as Dundalk BIDS manager.

“It is a pleasure to be involved in the Dundalk Festival of Light and Culture,” said Edel. “Everyone has been working away over the months.

“Dundalk BIDS plays a central role in ensuring that many of the events can take place, in particular the new attractions and I’m looking forward to the response from the public when all plans are finalised and we can unveil this years festival programme.

The new programme will be announced in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile why not like the Facebook page ‘Dundalk Festival of Light & Culture’ to keep up with the latest news.