Limerick, Ireland is the town to visit for Christmas spirit. Options for holiday activities abound. Choices for holiday activities include theater, concerts, shopping, sporting events to fun activities for the family. There is something for everyone, young or old, that will make Christmas 2011 memorable so check out the Jurys Inn range of hotels in Limerick and enjoy yourself this Christmas.
Every shop and store in Limerick decks the halls and offers bargains and gift ideas for the shopper. The Christmas market at Limerick’s Milk Market is the place to go to boost the holiday spirit. This year the market is enclosed so there is no need to worry about snow or rain. Find artisan foods, crafts, books, toys and all kinds of unique gifts all in a holiday atmosphere with live entertainment. The market is open from November 25 to Christmas Eve, Thursdays to Sunday and all week on Christmas week.
Theatre and Music
Take the kids to see Cinderella or Santa and the Christmas Pirates at the Belltable Arts Center. Go to the University Concert Hall to catch a performance of Alladin, Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer or The Snowman. Enjoy a performance of The Nutcracker presented by the Bolshoi Ballet Company at Limerick Omniplex or listen to a performance of Handel’s Messiah presented by the Limerick Choral Union at UCH. Sing along to carols at Carols for all at UCH or see the Irish Chamber Orchestra as it presents A Seasonal Symphony and Song.
Take the family to the Hunt Museum where characters from ages past regale visitors with stories of how they celebrated Christmas during their era. Limerick on Ice allows families and individuals to ice skate at Arthur’s Quay Park. Attend family shows presented at People’s Park and do not forget to visit Santa at Sarsfield Street Grotto where kids make a stop at Santa’s house and workshop led by elves.
Visit Thomond Park for competition in the Heineken Cup for Rugby during the Christmas Season. Horse racing is popular in Limerick so visit Limerick Racecourse on St. Stephen’s Day or Greenmount Park for the Guinness Christmas Festival, a four day event.
Hotels and Dining
Several three, four and five star Limerick hotels provide deals for out of town visitors making it a much more affordable visit. Limerick has a variety of restaurants including fine dining, bistros and street vendors, all of which serve delicious delicacies. Limerick truly has an event or activity that will enliven the Christmas season. It is a Christmas extravaganza of fun for everyone in the family.