The 2011 Fermoy Christmas Wonderland was officially unveiled in the Fermoy Town Park this week. There was snow falling and the white scene gave a teaser as to what to expect at this years festival.
Speaking at the event, Avondhu Blackwater Partnership CEO Valerie Murphy commented, “Since last years successful festival, we have had so many people coming up to us asking whether it was going ahead this year. We are thrilled to be able to announce that it will. The plan that Franc has shown us is very exciting, the slides are back, the snowman is back and there will be more huts and retail stands. There is more food and crafts this year and most importantly a Polar Express train will take the kids to Santa’s grotto!”
This year’s event will be made more special because of the Golden Ticket competition. Franc was very secretive on the details which will be announced in the coming weeks, but he confirmed the competition will be aimed at national schools and there would be a prize for the winning class. So watch this space!
Valerie continued, “The Fermoy Christmas Wonderland is a drive to position Fermoy on the Christmas map as a destination in itself. By coming here for the event you are also experiencing the wonderful shopping that Fermoy has to offer all year round”.
The Christmas Wonderland is part of an overall tourist drive for North Cork that has seen the emergence of the Mallow Racecourse Racing Home For Easter Festival, the Fermoy River Festival and Fermoy Street Festival as well as the creation of several Tourist Trails across the North of the County, the object of which are all aimed at attracting people of all interests throughout the region and throughout the year, from Easter to Christmas.
Fermoy Christmas Wonderland 2011 will take place on the 9th, 10th, 11th of December 2011 so keep an eye on the facebook page for more details as they happen!
Fermoy Christmas Wonderland 2011 is funded by the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013.