'Enchanted Garden-Winter Light Festival'

Enchanted Garden-Winter Light Festival

‘Enchanted Garden-Winter Light Festival’ in the Japanese Gardens Tramore

The ‘Enchanted Garden-Winter Light Festival’ in the Japanese Gardens Tramore, now in it’s fourth year is quickly becoming one of the most stunning Winter Light Displays in the Country.
The Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens will light up by night from the 6th December 2019 to the 5th January 2020. Gates open from 5pm to 8pm on Wednesday Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the Festival. Adults and children will be mesmerized by the fantastic light displays which culminate in a visit to the ‘Winter Fairy’ in the glowing dome on the pond. The Trees, structures and landscape are tastefully lit with background music taking you on a journey through this magical winter wonderland. Visitors can enjoy coffee, hot chocolate and Gluhwein by the fire.

The event caters for people of all ages from small toddlers to grandparents and is an enchanting experience for families and individuals, inspiring the imagination and well being, taking all who visit on a magical journey whatever your age. As the festival is weather dependent, opening nights may vary and will be closed on nights of extreme weather, and on most Mondays and Tuesday nights and on 24th, 25th, and 26th Dec and 1st Jan, however details of additional nights and any changes will all be posted on the Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens Website and Facebook PAGE. www.lafcadiohearngardens.com

Entry costs just €5 per adult and €3 for Children under 12 (children under 2 are Free).

(Pay on Gate – Tickets not required in advance).

This year’s opening ceremony will take place on Friday, 6th December at 5pm and will welcome members of ‘The Island of Ireland Peace Choir’ to begin the celebrations. Due to demand, the event which now stays open beyond Christmas hosts a special New Year’s Eve celebration on the 31st December in the early evening to coincide with Japanese New Year and to allow children to enjoy the event. Music will also be at the forefront of New Year’s Eve Celebrations. Visitors are expected to travel from around the country to visit the ‘Enchanted Garden’ during the weeks leading up to Christmas and the first week in January.