Moate Christmas Market stall space booked out

Moate’s increasingly popular Christmas Market will take place on Sunday, December 11, from 3pm to 7pm. The level of applications for stall places in the market has been stronger than ever with all places fully booked out since last week.

This will be the third Moate Christmas Market and the organising committee are working hard to build on the tremendous success of previous markets.

The chairman of the Moate Partnership Group Christmas Market Committee, Cllr Michael O’Brien, said the committee are delighted with the level of interest in the market again this year: “We have a wonderful committee and we’ve been working hard to try and build on the success of previous years. I’d like to thank Westmeath County Council for their continued support for our market through grant funding, without their support it would be very difficult to run this event.

“This year we’ll be utilising more of the town centre space on both sides of the main street including the new Civic Plaza. When I set up the market in 2014 my aim was to create a market that would appeal to shoppers, bring footfall into the town and generate greater economic activity, and with the help of our hardworking committee and volunteers we have been successful in achieving this.

“People talk about the market right throughout the year. It brings so many people into town on that day and there’s such a great festive and community spirit. It also creates a huge level of economic activity for local traders and stall holders. It is much more than a market, with lots of street entertainment to cater for all the family. I would encourage everyone to come along and make it another wonderful festive market experience this year.”

The market will have the best of homemade Irish produce including a wide range of local produce, fine foods, arts, crafts, jewellery, and many Christmas gift ideas. There will be live on-street music, carol singing, a Christmas magic show, a children’s fancy dress competition, face painting, and Santa Claus will visit the market grotto where he will meet and greet children and give out small gifts. There will be no charge to see Santa.

For more information log onto the Moate Christmas Market Facebook page.

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