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November 27, 2023

Tralee Chamber in partnership with Kerry County Council is delighted to announce the return of the ‘Christmas Parade’ in partnership with Sean Murphy Electrical and local business community to its Christmas in Tralee Festive Programme. Set to captivate spectators from 2pm this Saturday, December 2nd, and Sunday, December 17th, this extraordinary event promises to bring joy and wonder to families throughout Tralee.

As the festive spirit takes centre stage in Tralee, ‘Santa’s Magical Fairytale Parade’ is poised to be a visual feast that will wind its way through Pembroke Street, down Rock Street, Russell Street, along The Mall and culminate in a festive celebration in The Square.

Speaking on the announcement of the parade, Colette O’Connor, Tralee Chamber CEO commented:

“The parade is a pivotal addition to Tralee’s festive calendar, contributing to our town’s reputation as a Christmas destination while also exemplifying the community spirit that makes Tralee so special. We believe it will not only create magical moments for families but also showcase our town’s charm, bolstered by the generous support of local businesses. This event adds another layer of festive magic to Tralee, ensuring it remains a must-visit destination during the Christmas season.”

The much-anticipated parade is set to feature beloved fairytale characters, festive floats and lively dancers with attendees encountering the Snow King and Queen, Disney Fairytale Princesses, Dancing Toy Soldiers, Fairy Twinkle, Elf companions, the whimsical Gingerbread Man, Giant Polar Bears and, of course, Santa Claus himself. Free treats will be distributed along the parade route, inviting the entire community to join in the celebration and create cherished memories with family and friends.

‘Santa’s Magical Fairytale Parade’ is being brought to Tralee by Sean Murphy Electrical along with the generous support of local businesses including McElligott’s Tralee, EF Signs, Seán Óg’s Bar, Kirby’s Brogue Inn, Clifford’s Cash & Carry, The Ashe Hotel, The Grand Hotel, Kerry Petroleum, Dunnes Stores, Bolger Fabrication, MJ’s Diner, Ron Construction, Kelliher’s Electrical, Kellihers Hardware, Shaws and McCaffery’s Bar.

Sean Murphy of Sean Murphy Electrical said “I am truly grateful for the overwhelming support from the Tralee business community and our wonderful partners. It’s an honour to be part of bringing the ‘Christmas Parade’ back to life, and I’m delighted to see this festive tradition take flight. The collaboration with Tralee Chamber, Kerry County Council, and our local business community showcases the spirit of togetherness that makes Tralee special. Let’s light up the town with joy and magic this festive season!”

To see the full ‘Christmas in Tralee’ programme of events taking place visit or check out Tralee Chamber’s social media platforms. 

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