Launch of Dungarvan Aglow 2018
Sunday 18th of November
from 2pm at Grattan Square
Dungarvan Aglow 2018 kicks off with the annual turning on of the Christmas Lights which will take place at an amazing and magical festive family event on Sunday 18th November in Grattan Square. The switching on of the lights in Dungarvan is always a fabulous day out and children will be so excited to see Santa’s dramatic arrival!!
It marks the official start of the Christmas season and now a tradition for all families from near and far to experience every year. Thousands descend on Dungarvan’s Grattan Square to celebrate it’s launch and Dungarvan Aglow continues for 6 weeks. The illuminations are spectacular!! Just wait until you see the Majestic Stag in Walton Park! Plus a 10 foot high illuminated boat is another bespoke feature commissioned this year which will glisten in the harbour, visible across the entire bay and creating dazzling reflections on the water. Here’s a taste of what’s to see…..it’s purely magical!!
Festivities commence at 2pm with market stalls, children’s entertainment and live music. The Mad Hatter (Michael Wright) will be keeping everyone in high spirits joined by stilt walkers and fun children’s workshops with the Wobbly Circus. Come and see one of their new features; the ‘Christmas Photo Nook’ created by Everyevent where you can take selfies or even regular photos on Santa’s sleigh in their specially created Photo Nook.
The popular fancy dress competition is happening at 3.45pm and as usual there will be Santa Hats & Glow Sticks to give out (sponsored by Garvey’s Supervalu Dungarvan).
Dont miss live music with ‘The Stacks’, well known singer John Stack will be having an on stage reunion with brothers Cyril and Ken to set the perfect festive atmosphere with a Christmas sing-along, Santa will arrive into Grattan Square about 4.15pm and the lights will be switched on at 5pm which will be followed by a tractor run decorated in festive lights!
This is a video of Dungarvan Aglow which we took last year and it really captures the amazing and beautiful illuminations, the cheerful festive atmosphere and community spirit throughout Dungarvan from Walton Park to Grattan Square. It’s a must on your Christmas to do, see and visit list!! We wouldn’t miss it for the world!
There’s lots to win too – this year there will be a ‘check in ‘ competition on social media so you need to be present to attend, there will also be a monster raffle!
Raffle Prizes include; Ice Skating in Winterval Waterfordx 4 tickets, Park Hotel Leisure Centre Dungarvan Family Passes , €50 for SGC Dungarvan, Voucher from Intersport Elverys, Family passes to Mount Congreve Gardens for 4 people, Waterford & Suir Valley Railway Santa Express Family Pass, Family Bike Hire Voucher with Waterford Greenway Bike Hire , New releases from Eason Dungarvan & Cliff House Hotel – PURE BLISS SPA DAY – A complete and transforming journey that includes a cleansing back scrub with their signature sea salts, scalp and shoulder massage, a hydrating express facial and a foot ritual, finished with a file and polish. Tickets for the raffle will be sold on the day €5 per ticket and all proceeds will go towards Dungarvan Aglow, ensuring this 6 week festival gets better every year!
The Dungarvan Aglow festival is supported by Waterford Council. It is operated through the Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber Of Commerce Office with the help of a voluntary committee. The elaborate calendar of events and financial funding is also supported by local businesses, plus this year Dungarvan Aglow welcomes new illuminated features supported by Waterford Leader Partnership CLG.
Come along and join in all the great fun activities at the Launch of Dungarvan Aglow 2018 at Grattan Square, Dungarvan from 2pm on Sunday 18th of November!!!!
More info. about Dungarvan Aglow 2018 on their FB page HERE.