Get ready for Athlone’s first Christmas Market

Huge excitement is building in anticipation of Athlone’s first Christmas Market, which will be situated at the Civic Square, right in the heart of Athlone town on Thursday and Friday, December 22 and 23.

The event, which is being run in association with Westmeath County Council and Athlone Chamber of Commerce, promises two days of festive fun for all the family and the chance to find unique Christmas gifts from more than 50 exhibitors - perfect for all you last-minute shoppers! The focus of the event is to showcase the very best in artisan food and crafts.

One of the highlights of the event will be a visit to Santa’s spectacular grotto right in the centre of the Civic Square. Added to this, local choirs and performers will create a festive atmosphere by belting out some of your favourite Christmas songs. Ideally located next to Athlone Towncentre Shopping Centre, the Christmas Market will add to the hustle and bustle of the last few days before Christmas.

Exhibitor spaces will be limited and the application process is already well underway. If you are looking to participate or get involved in the event in any way, call event organiser Stuart Montgomery on (087 ) 3813094 or email [email protected] for more information.

Do not forget to follow Facebook.com/athlonexmas to keep up to date with all the latest news.

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