Christmas officially begins in Fethard this weekend on, Friday December 6, with carols, music and dancing on The Square at 4pm.
We expect Santa to arrive shortly afterwards by horse and carriage and officially turn on the Christmas lights.
Santa and his helpers will then move to the community convent hall where he will meet all the boys and girls. This year there will be no queuing outside in the cold instead there is a special kids Christmas disco in the hall while waiting to meet Santa.
On Saturday morning at 10am there is a Christmas Country Market on the street followed by Tipp FM broadcasting from Main Street.
Business & Tourism Group launch weekend draw
Every business in Fethard are offering extra special offers and deals over the weekend. Any purchase receipt over the weekend will be entered into a draw for a first prize of €300, 2nd €50 and 3rd €50. Thank you for your support of local businesses and services and this is greatly appreciated.
Saturday morning Fethard will host our Christmas Country Market with groups form around the country descending on Fethard with their home grown produce and homemade wares. Wreaths, holly, plum puddings, chutneys and tons more, so see you Saturday morning.
Our Christmas Festival posters are up in different shop windows around the town. The theme is Christmas Festival and are all made by our local school pupils and your vote is needed to pick the winner. The winning student gets €50. So start voting now!
Family Quiz for Hamper
On Saturday, December 7, from 10am to 5pm the Fethard Historical Society are hosting a stall in the Town Hall and the centrepiece of the day will be a ‘Know your Town’ quiz sheet that all the family can contribute to in an effort to win a selection of seasonal prizes, especially the first prize of an attractive hamper. Entry fee is only €2 per family and you have as long as you like to go around the town to figure out the correct answers.