It’s a cheery sight after dark.
More than 20 iconic buildings and public spaces all over Cork will light up in red by night this Christmas, including the Elysian, Cork Chamber, Cork University Hospital, City Hall, and the Bus Station.
Also participating are Cork hotels Vienna Woods and the Kingsley, Cork’s cultural and historic venues St Lukes, Triskel Christchurch, Old Cork Waterworks Experience and Firkin Crane and many of the city’s bridges and landmarks such as the Monument on the Grand Parade, the Shakey Bridge, St Patrick’s Bridge and the Berwick Fountain.
Cork Foyer, the Garda Station and Fire Station on Anglesea Street and the Fire Station in Ballyvolane are also going red for the season.
Live music and festive entertainment return to Emmet Place this weekend as choirs from all over Cork perform on the Corkmas Stage by SOLAS.
On Saturday the Christmas choirs just keep coming, commencing with the esteemed City of Cork Male Voice Choir (4pm), followed by the Cork Marina Singers (6pm). Throughout the evening there will be performances from the Guys and Dolls quartet, and the Carrigtwohill Gospel Choir before the night finishes with a festive feast from the Voice of Cork Choir.
On Sunday there’s fun in store for the whole family with Douglas Comhaltas (4pm), Cork City Musical Society (5pm) and Music Generation’s Mayfield Mashup (6pm) all performing on the Corkmas Stage, along with another chance to hone your circus skills, as Boggle circus teach the young and young at heart to juggle, spin plates and clown around on Emmet Place.