Christmas events around Dundalk, north Louth and Carlingford

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Christmas events around Dundalk, north Louth and Carlingford

Christmas events around north Louth and Carlingford

There is a jam-packed list of Festive events occurring around Dundalk, north Louth and Carlingford Lough this December.

Here is just a small taster of some of the events on offer:

A Taste of Carlingford at Christmas December 1st to 5th, with its Christmas Fair, carol singers and the illumination of the tree and village lights, is a short drive from the Greenore ferry terminal and offers five days of festive fun for all the family.

For some more adventurous Christmas fun, Dundalk on Ice at the Ice Marquee in Market Square is the perfect place to slide into the Christmas mood. Wrap up and hit the ice before it disappears until next year!

For a magical Christmas day out, perfect for the family, Bellurgan Park’s Christmas experience is not to be missed. An elf school, Mrs. Claus’s kitchen, Santa’s grotto and handmade Christmas decorations and Yule logs to take home all in the magical setting of Belurgan Park.

Nestled in the Mourne Mountains is Slieve Donard Resort and Spa, where Santa’s Polar Express returns. Take a trip through winter wonderland with stories from Mrs. Claus, Christmas letter writing and Santa’s buffet before meeting the man himself for a special gift.

A little further north but worth the extra distance is Christmas at Castle Ward. With the illuminated avenue of lights, Christmas crafts and the magical tunnel to the basement where Santa awaits the stunning Castle Ward estate is ideal to get the whole family feeling festive.

If it's the unique sight of Santa Claus on a boat you're looking for this year, then look no further than Scenic Carlingford Ferry, were Santa will be on board the ferry every Saturday and Sunday throughout December, except Christmas Eve of course, as Rudolph and the rest of his reindeers whisk him back to the North Pole for some last-minute preparations.

With hot chocolate, mulled punch and festive treats Scenic Carlingford Ferry is the perfect Christmas cruise.

Below are all the event details, as well as information for Scenic Carlingford Ferry.

Scenic Carlingford Ferry - http://carlingfordferry.com/

Scenic Carlingford Ferry Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/sceniccarlingfordferry/

A Taste of Carlingford at Christmas - http://carlingfordandcooleypeninsula.ie/carlingford-events-festivals-whats-on/55-a-taste-of-carlingford-at-christmas

Dundalk on Ice - http://www.dundalkonice.com/

Christmas at Belurgan Park - https://www.bellurganpark.ie/

Santa’s Polar Express at Slieve Donard Resort and Spa - http://www.santapolarexpress.com/

Santa at Castle Ward - https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/castle-ward/features/santas-house