After a Covid-19 absence of two years, the Donabate Christmas
Lights Festival is back and what a success it was at the car-park of St. Patrick’s Church in the village on Saturday, December 3rd at 4.30pm. For the past 10 years or more, this much-loved local tradition has attracted huge crowds to the village to enjoy some seasonal festive refreshments and entertainment. This year was no different, with festive entertainment and refreshments for kids of all ages! And we had a real surprise in store to provide some seasonal entertainment. The organisers would like to thank Fingal County Council for sponsoring the event and for the beautiful Christmas tree and lights. Local electrician, Karl Harte, came back from retirement to oversee the installation of the festive lights around the village. Karl and his team have installed the festive lights around the village for more than 30 years, and we owe huge thanks to Karl for ensuring that the village looked festive and bright! We are very grateful to Tesco and SuperValu for their generous sponsorship of the event. SuperValu donate the delicious warm Mince Pies, washed down by Mulled Wine courtesy of Tesco. We are also grateful to Fr. Pat Reilly and all at St. Patrick’s Church for accommodating this event. Just across the road from the church, in St. Patrick’s Parish Hall, the festive. Donabate Christmas Craft Fair also made a welcome return. from 12-6pm, local crafters and artisans showcased their arts and crafts. Santa himself was in the Parish Hall, in person, from 2.30-5pm. The organisers would like to thank the team of Elves who give up their Saturday to make the day such a success. The day wouldn’t have happened without them. Later on in the evening, the businesses in the village showcased their goodies and offers with a Christmas Market in the Town Centre. All in all a wonderful day was had by all!!!