Details of this year’s Frostival Winter Festival, which kicks off with the Carnival of Light parade on Friday November 22, have been announced this week. Town Centre Commercial Manager, Martin Mc Elligott explained: ‘It’s the second year of the Carnival of Light parade and we are really excited about the 2019 line-up in the Frostival programme. It will take place on the Friday evening and will be a kaleidoscope of colourful Christmas magic, weaving its way through the streets and illuminating the town centre as we go.’
The themed ‘Carnival of Light Parade’ promises to be bigger and bolder with an awe-inspiring celebration of arts, culture and Christmas fun featuring beautifully lit floats, stilt and fire performers, and aerialist dancers in breath-taking costumes, with even more announcements to come. The the two-day festive will also feature Christmas Markets, live music, a Family Fun Zone, Santa’s Grotto and the Frostival Express Train on Saturday November 23.
‘We tailor make the festival around family entertainment and what’s even more important is that we are able to deliver a free event for the children,’ continued Martin.
He said this was possible ‘ due to the very kind and supportive sponsorship from Louth County Council and our new main commercial sponsor Cucuhullain Credit union, ourselves here in the Business Improvement District Scheme (BIDS) and our associate sponsors The Longwalk Shopping Cebtre, Fyffes, Haribo and Dundalk Value Centre.’
Brigene Litchfield – CEO of Cuchullain Credit Union commented: ‘ We are delighted to embark on this enterprise as part of our community outreach and social engagement in the Dundalk area. It is an deal opportunity to bring communities together and instil a sense of community pride and knowledge of our history. Festivals attract visitors, which stimulate the growth of tourism and other businesses in our town and region. We at Cuchullain Credit Union are looking forward to being part of these festive activities at the most wonderful time of the year.’