Quayside Announces Official Christmas Launch with the Return of Sligo Christmas Markets!

SLIGO, 28,11,2023 — Quayside Shopping Centre is thrilled to announce the much-anticipated
Christmas launch, bringing joy and festive cheer to the heart of Sligo. The renowned Sligo Christmas
Markets are set to return, captivating shoppers with a winter wonderland experience that promises
something for everyone.
Starting on Friday December 1st, the markets will open daily and run right through until Christmas,
featuring new and exciting stall holders each week. This diverse range of vendors ensures a dynamic
shopping experience for visitors seeking unique holiday gifts and seasonal treats.

Organiser of the Sligo Christmas Markets, Kellie Cadman, said: ‘We’re thrilled to bring a celebration of
craftsmanship and festive spirit to Quayside. Join us as we transform the Mezzanine floor of the
shopping centre into a haven of handcrafted wonders, creating memories and spreading holiday
cheer. With Special thanks to those who show their continued support for all the makers. It is very
important to support small local businesses this year, especially when so many people choose to shop
online. Try to find the balance, there’s a place for both. A warm welcome awaits in Quayside on the
Mezzanine floor.’

Adding a touch of holiday magic, Quayside Shopping Centre has partnered with Ocean FM to bring a
live radio broadcast to the festivities. Join everyone’s favourite duo, Joe & Georgie, from 11am as
they cover the events LIVE from Quayside this Friday, amplifying the festive spirit throughout the
shopping centre.

The highlight of the launch will probably be the official opening of Santa’s Grotto, that will be
expertly managed and run this year by local Sligo company Party Party Time.

The Grotto was beautifully designed by Feehily’s Florist and offers a symphony of woodwork that leaves no detail unattended. The enchanting structure is adorned with intricate wooden designs, and on its roof,
reindeer figures add a touch of magic. This meticulously crafted grotto is destined to captivate the
hearts of children and evoke a sense of wonder, making it a holiday haven where dreams come alive.

Bookings for this enchanting experience can be done online through Eventbrite, ensuring a magical encounter with Santa for families in the community. The grotto will open every weekend up to Christmas.

As a testament to the spirit of giving, the Sligo Academy of Music will grace shoppers with some
delightful performances starting from 2.30pm, with all proceeds going to the Northwest Hospice
charity. Quayside Shopping Centre is always proud to support this worthy cause during the holiday

Escape the winter chill and enjoy the festivities indoors, as Quayside Shopping Centre transforms into
a haven of holiday delights. The centre also has the added benefit of a multi-storey fully covered
carpark, with 400 parking spaces and easy access to shops.

As part of the launch this Friday, various stores will offer exclusive discounts throughout the weekend, marking the start of the bustling Christmas season.

Quayside Shopping Centre invites all to join in the festive fun this Friday 1st December, creating
memories and finding the perfect gifts and party wear.

Make it a day to remember and kickstart the holiday season in style at Quayside Shopping Centre!