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Christmas is back with a bang on Slaneyside for 2022. Preparations are at an advanced state locally for all things Christmassy with details of a brand new programme of seasonal treats for Enniscorthy set to be confirmed over the coming weeks. Locals and visitors can expect expanded festivities to commence earlier in November to accommodate a growing number of patrons and cater for more diverse audience expectations for winter festivals.

Most excitingly visits to ‘Santas Enchanted Christmas’ begin five days weekly, Wednesdays to Sundays from Nov 26th to Dec 22nd in a new location; the building which currently houses the 1798 Exhibition on Parnell Road. Event organisers in conjunction with their partners Rathnure Pantomime & Red Moon Theatre, IMPART PR and North Two Madness will transform the outdoor and interior spaces there while retaining all the best features of previous shows in the Castle.

Improvements will see free onsite parking and a café severing tasty refreshments along with a professional photo studio selling mementos. Promising value entry ticket prices from €12, ticket sales commence to the public online at on Tuesday Oct 4th next. Sleep Over packages with our accommodation partner and main sponsor, The Riverside Park Hotel will be available for priority booking from this Wednesday 28th September 2022 and include family tickets to visit Santas Enchanted Christmas show direct from their hotel website

In this season of goodwill as a bonus all event ticketholders get free additional entry to tour the Enniscorthy Elves ‘Rebels without a Claus’ walk through workshop on the ground floor of Enniscorthy Castle in their own free time this season. The venue opens five days a week and doesn’t need to be pre booked. Patrons are encouraged to round off their time enjoying Enniscorthy with a spot of festive shopping in the town centre where there’s style to suit all budgets and plenty of friendly hostelry’s and restaurants to dine in too.

Manager Mico Hassett said “the new location and event format will be a sight to behold with the whole scene set to incorporate special effects like sound and snow, creative graphics and an illuminated winter themed exterior setting. There will be plenty elements of surprise as you enter inside to wander about the multi room magical spaces featuring pop up theatrical live characters from Alice in Wonderland to angels to be found along the way. Mrs Claus’s helped by her superheroes will then entertain and transport the kids towards Santa to visit with him and receive their seasonal gift, a magical time is in the bag for all in attendance”. We still welcome families to take their own photos on their tours with us and to keep watch for updates in the press and across our social media platforms this week. I’d remind everyone to book ahead as this is the newest Christmas family attraction on offer in the south-east but it’s organised by the same creative & experienced team so expect wonder to abound. We are excited to be able to welcome more families than ever to a winter experience in Enniscorthy town centre thus providing the community and visitors with an enhanced level of entertainment. The community programme is supported by Wexford County Council and sees our historic 1798 Centre and Castle stay open to the general public along with plenty of commercial activity in the locality for November and December. Santa and his team have it all sorted for Christmas in Enniscorthy! ”

ENDS -More info: 085 8071350 or Mico Hassett