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Christmas in Tramore

Christmas in Tramore

Tramore Christmas 2020It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Tramore as new festive features seem to be popping up daily!

There was a genuine concern that Tramore would be left in the dark this Christmas as the urban renewal works on Main Street meant there could be no lights.

However, as Lynda Lawton, Operations Officer with Waterford Chamber explains, the community rallied around and brought Christmas to Tramore.

“Sadly because of Covid, we couldn’t plan our Christmas Festival like we did last year and the easiest thing would have been to postpone everything for this year and come back bigger in 2021. But when we heard there would be no lights, we just couldn’t let it go so thanks to the help of Waterford City & County Council, we have now have 10 different features around the town for the whole family to enjoy. You can visit each one in the safety of your own family bubble and all can be accessed on foot.”

As a nod to the amazing Windows of Winterval, there is a beautiful window installation on lower Main Street in the old Cherished Shop window and businesses have been pulling out all the stops to dress their windows as well.

A giant polar bear rests at the top of the hill outside Tramore Credit Union, while over at the Lower Prom the National LifeGuard Centre is lit up and there’s also a large Christmas tree going in on Monday.

The annual Council Christmas tree is in its usual location on Branch Road and there are two additional trees bringing a festive feel to the Railway Station.

On arriving in Tramore, you are met with the fantastic Tramore Tidy Towns Winter garden and the fabulous offering from Tramore AFC.

According to Lynda, “What the teams at Tidy Towns and Tramore AFC have done is stunning and you can’t help but smile when you see it. We were delighted to be able to provide lights to help them out and would encourage everyone to go down and see them. We also worked with Owen Byrne at Tramore Racecourse to install a large tree there and it looks fantastic.”

Meanwhile over the at Coastguard Cultural Station, there is a magnificent display of lights and again Lynda said they were delighted to contribute by sponsoring the Star of Hope, which shines over the Doneraile and is a poignant message at this time of year.

“Tramore is such a lovely town, with fantastic shops and restaurants, so we want everyone to come and enjoy it this Christmas. Alongside all the on street attractions we have put in place, you can also make a trip to the Enchanted Garden at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens which is spectacular again this year. Then take a stroll around the town, shop locally and have a fun day out with your family.

“Of course none of this would have been possible without the support of Waterford City & County Council and EveryEvent, who worked tirelessly to bring the joy of Christmas to Tramore.”

 

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