By Georgie Downes
CAN’T WAIT TO GET YOUR CHRISTMAS VIBE ON? Worry not. Ballyseedy Home and Garden officially launched their Christmas line-up this week with a drinks and nibbles party featuring teasers to whet your appetite for their yuletide treats running throughout the month of December, kicking off on Friday 3rd. The event also showcased this year’s theme: Awaken Your Inner Child. In keeping with this theme, the Ballyseedy group will be fundraising in-store for the Tír na nÓg charity that provides a loving family unit for orphaned children in Tanzania.
This year’s festival has been designed in line with government guidelines with an emphasis on the health and safety of customers and staff. All craft workshops will take place in a covered outdoor space and numbers will be limited.
Ballyseedy have really outdone themselves again this year with a eye-popping display of Christmas decorations. Festooned with garlands, baubles and twinkling fairy lights, the whole premises exudes a magical atmosphere sure to get you into the Christmas spirit. On the activities line-up, you’ll find surprise pop-up acts, jolly pottery classes, festive arts & crafts, Chrimbo ceramics & print sessions, carol singing and the much-anticipated and ever-popular ‘Breakfast with Santa’; a true delight for the smaller members of your household. Plus, there’s a Christmas BBQ. The Ballyseedy Ski lodge café will be open for an array of delicious savoury and sweet treats with a new Food and Tipple offering at the Christmas BBQ.
Who knew that some of Santa’s elves nest in Ballyseedy Woods? Well, they do and this year, the busy little elves have been very clever creating a magic letterbox especially for the Children of Kerry. If someone you know has a Christmas list ready to go, pop into Ballyseedy and post it off to Santa; the elves promise it will reach the man himself in good time.
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