What’s on this Christmas?

Santa at Stephenson Pond

Santa at Stephenson Pond

Santa will be visiting Stephenson Pond on Sunday the 9th of December from 3-5pm. Admission is €5.00 per child. There will draws, hampers, tea/coffee and mince pies on the day.

An Oxfam Christmas

Oxfam’s Christmas event is being held on December 6 from 4-7pm in their Clanbrassil Street premises. There will be vintage designer shoes, handbags and clothes on sale, with mulled wine and mince pies to gear customers up for Christmas.

ISPCC Bake Sale

The ISPCC are looking for volunteers to help with a bake sale at the Square on December 7 and 8. All proceeds raised go towards the ISPCC. If anyone is available to help with baking, contact Rebecca on 0858202307

Christmas Bonanza Day

Christmas Bonanza day is on in Killanny Playground on December 16 at 2pm. The day will start with the grand entrance of Santa who can be visited from 2-6pm on the day with an entrance fee of 5e. There will also be an outdoor Christmas market in the church car park from 2-6pm. There will be tea/coffee and lots of other Christmas treats on the day.

Christmas Toy Appeal

The Blackrock Girl Guides have issued a Christmas toy appeal. There will be collection points at both Centra and Vivo stores in Blackrock and Greengates from December 1-16. There will also be a raffle at the Ladybirds, Brownies and Girl Guides Christmas Show on December 16 at the Blackrock Community Centre. They are asking for new toys for children of all ages and gifts for teenagers such as cinema tickets, gift vouchers and phone top-ups. All of which will be given to families in need, in the community and surrounding areas.

Sign up for the Santa Run

There’s still time to sign up for Dundalk’s first Santa Run on December 14. After the run the Chamber of Commerce are holding their annual Christmas charity lunch in the Crowne Plaza at 12.30pm. All funds raised will go toward SOSAD, The Birches Day Centre, the Men’s Sheds and all toys will be donated to St Brigid’s School and other local charities.

A Christmas Cracker

Scoil Rince Mona Ní Rodaigh will perform ‘A Christmas Cracker’ on Saturday, December 15 in St. Patrick’s GFC Lordship at 8pm. The show will raise money to send over 40 children to compete at the Irish Dancing World Championships in Boston next March. Sinead Mc Nally and Crooked Jack will also perform on the night. Tickets cost 15 euro and can be purchased at Grants Newsagents on Park Street or contact Dana Sheridan on 0876730810.

Shelagh Christmas Fayre

The annual Christmas Fayre will take place in the Sheelagh clubrooms on December 14. There will be lots of Christmas food and gift for sale on the night and all are welcome to attend. Doors will open 7-10pm and Santa will also be making an appearance.

RNLI Fundraiser

The Carlingford Marina Bar and Restaurant is holding a fundraising event in aid of the RNLI on Friday, December 7 at 8pm. There will be a mulled wine reception and large buffet, all free. Later on there will be live music and a raffle with lots of great prizes. You can expect a visit from Santa by boat at some point during the night too. Tickets are 15 euro.

Ghan House Christmas Fair

Ghan House in Carlingford are holding their second annual Christmas fair on Sunday, December 9. The fair is free entry and will take place from 12pm-5pm and there will be a showcase of produce from local businesses and crafts people plus Santa’s Grotto will be there all day. There will also be a Christmas cookery demonstration at 1pm which costs 15 euro to attend. All proceeds will go to local charities.

Santa Mile

Glenmore A.C. ‘Fit For Life’ group are having a ‘Santa Mile’ on Wednesday December 5 at 7pm at Bush Track. The event is open to anyone who wants to run, jog or walk. All donations will be given to the St Vincent de Paul Society.St

SVP Christmas Appeal

The St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal is still underway. Please give generously as donations are needed now more than ever.

Carol Service

All roads lead to St. Patrick’s Church, Broomfield this coming Sunday the 9th December at 7 p.m. for the annual carol service under the direction of Carmel Doherty. The choir will sing a selection of carols, many of which will be familiar to the community along with some new ones.

The carol singers invite everyone to come and join in this community celebration for Christmas and say it is the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit in these gloomy times. Proceeds from a collection during the event shall go to local cancer charities in Castleblayney and Carrickmacross.

The carol service will be followed by festive refreshments and a bumper raffle in the local hall - an event not to be missed! Everyone is welcome.

If you are hosting an event or fundraiser this Christmas, please let us know and we will include it in our Christmas event guide. Email ami@dundalkdemocrat.ie or message us on Facebook or Twitter!