Let the countdown begin!
Cork’s twinkling Christmas Lights will be switched on with a party on St Patrick’s Street this Sunday November 18th.
Organised by Cork City Council, the Christmas lights will be switched on by the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Mick Finn… and rumours abound he may be joined by Santa.
The main event will take place at approximately 7.15pm, with a Switch on Party hosted by KC and Ross Browne from Cork’s 96FM from 6.30pm.
And there’ll be loads to keep the kiddos entertained.
The Academy of Popular Music will perform a selection of much-loved Christmas songs including All I Want for Christmas, Merry Christmas Everyone and Fairytale of New York.
They will be joined on stage by the Cork Deaf Choir who will sign and sing a selection of Christmas Songs, and they invite everyone to ‘Sign Along’ by learning the chorus of Santa Claus is Coming to Town which you can find here.
Throughout the evening ISL Irish Sign Language Services will be on offer, and everyone with additional mobility needs will be accommodated close to the stage.
Normal Sunday parking restrictions will apply and traffic wardens will be on duty. Some additional road closures and lane restrictions will be in place from 12 noon to 10pm on the day, so drivers are advised to check the website.
Park and Ride will operate from 11am-8.30pm from Black Ash to Lapps Quay, with the last Bus leaving the City Centre at 8.10pm.
The switching on of the Christmas Lights will kick start the city’s seasonal celebrations.
Cork will be transformed into a festive wonderland with the opening of GLOW on Friday November 30th. GLOW will run for four weekends in the build up to Christmas this year.