24 November 2016
By Bryan T. Smyth
Presented by Cork City Council experience the festive season as the much loved festival GLOW, Cork Christmas Celebration on the Grand Parade opens this Friday November 25th. GLOW which was attended in 2015 by over 150,000 people will run every weekend in the build up to Christmas until Sunday December 18.
The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Des Cahill said
“Cork is really special place this Christmas and the city centre is certainly coming alive with festive cheer. We hope that you really enjoy the magic and fun of GLOW. Unique shops, local crafts, delicious Cork food coupled with Festive markets and family entertainment make Cork City centre your number 1 destination this festive season. With such a wide range of choice throughout Cork City in such a friendly atmosphere I hope you choose Cork City as your place to shop, celebrate and smile this Christmas”.
There is so much to see and do at GLOW, Cork’s largest Christmas Festival. GLOW sees Bishop Lucey Park magically lit and transformed into a winterwonderland.
The theme of Bishop Lucey Park this year is Narnia and Footsteps, a company who specialise in theatrical historical interpretation will transform Bishop Lucey Park into the land of Narnia imagined from the mind of CS Lewis, whose parents were from County Cork.
With costumed characters, mythical beasts, music and settings that will transport you into the heart of this magical world, you are sure to be delighted by a festive experience not often imagined.
As part of GLOW, enjoy festive entertainment and cuisine at the Christmas Food Market on the Grand Parade. Soar high above Cork on a 30 metre Ferris wheel and enjoy amazing views of the city.
GLOW will take place on the following dates:
Friday November 25- Sunday November 27
Friday December 2- Sunday December 4
Friday December 9- Sunday December 11
Friday December 16- Sunday December 18
Bishop Lucey Park will be open on these days from 4.30pm to 8.30pm and the Christmas Food Markets on the Grand Parade will beopen from 12noon to 8.30pm. See www.glowcork.ie for full details.
The switching on of the Christmas Lights and the opening of GLOW on Friday kick starts the city’s seasonal celebrations and a big promotional drive by Cork City Council and the Cork Business Association to encourage people to come into the city centre and to shop locally in the build up to Christmas.