Santa’s arrival this Sunday to spark exciting festive season in Loughmacrory
There will be another magical festive atmosphere by the terrific lake-side venue in Loughmacrory this coming Sunday 11th December, as the annual “Santa Visit to the Lough will take centre-stage for the anticipated large family attendance.
Every year this wonderful occasion appeals to so many and the latest endeavour by the local community is destined to impress again with all children who attend set to relish the fabulous setting and pre-christmas experience. In addition, there will be the added incentive that 2016 event is being organised in conjunction with NI charity, CLIC Sargent.
Looking ahead to this year’s event, Declan Mc Aleer, chair of the LCDA said…
“As a community we are delighted to join with CLIC Sargent in organising this Santa event, with all proceeds and donations going directly to this charity to support children and young people with cancer.
“We have a great range of festive entertainment lined up on Sunday including arts, crafts, music and a ‘Reindeer hunt’ around the lough. Santa arrives at 2pm and will be in his cabin meeting and greeting children throughout the afternoon and evening. It is important to text Orla on 07907 654853 to book a slot with Santa.”
Gareth McElduff, Fundraising Manager for CLIC Sargent, Northern Ireland, is delighted to see the charity associated with this latest festive venture in Loughmacrory.
“I’d like to thank everyone involved in organising the big Christmas Event on Sunday the 11th in Loughmacroy and for choosing to support CLIC Sargent. It promises to be a brilliant event and will be the perfect opportunity for kids and families to come along and get their Santa letter in to the big man himself!”
“Each week in Northern Ireland two families are told the devastating news that their child has cancer. CLIC Sargent is there from the point of diagnosis, supporting these children, young people and their families every step of the way, offering them all round care and support at home, on the ward and in the community. The money raised will go a long way to support young cancer patients and their families through emotional, practical and financial means.”
Of course this event will spark another action-packed winter wonderland of events in Loughmacrory. The arrival of Santa this Sunday marks the start of the festive season at the Lough with other upcoming events including the St. Teresa’s PS Christmas Tableaux in St. Mary’s Chapel, on Wednesday 14th Decemnber at 7pm. There will be a Youth Club Christmas Party on Friday 16th December and Santa will make a return visit to ‘Nippers Alley’ on Saturday 17th December.
St. Teresa’s GAC Clubrooms will provide music and entertainment also over the festive season, including a special event planned for ‘Senior Citizens’ on Thursday 29th December at 8pm with entertainment from the band and other local musicians, while the season concludes with the annual Lough 5 run on New Years Eve at 12pm.
“There is definitely something for everyone at the Lough this Christmas season and we invite everyone to come along and enjoy the craic” concluded McAleer.