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Christmas On The sea louth Trail: 10 Fabulous Festive Things To Do this season.

Updated: Dec 7, 2023

There is lots going on in Louth this festive season, and we'll be doing our best to shop – and eat! – local this Christmas. Here's our pick of what’s happening the length and breadth of the sea louth scenic seafood trail!


Dundalk's Market Square, Mark Duffy Photography


1. A very special Festive Night at the Opera will take place in The Glyde Inn, Annagassan, a sea louth restaurant stamp collection point, on December 2nd with Gavan & Nicola Ring. This promises to be a fantastic evening of fine food and singing not to be missed. 2. Winter Cottage Markets take place at Scotch Hall in Drogheda on 2nd, 9th and 10th December and promise a showcase of fantastic local crafts and artisan food producers.

3. Wrap up warm and come to Drogheda town for the big Christmas Light Switch On on Friday the 17th of November. It promises to be a fun filled evening for all the family starting from 6pm, with lots of free activities including balloon modelling, carol singing, festive ballet and the Greatest Showman roadshow!

4. The Christmas Tree Light Switch On in the village of Blackrock on 26th November is always a popular event, with fireworks on the beach, carol singing, mulled wine and more.

5. The Frostival Winter Festival is a 2-day extravaganza taking place in Dundalk on 17th and 18th November. The Carnival of Light Parade and switching on of the Christmas lights takes place at 7pm on Friday evening, and promises to be a wonderful family affair. New for this year is the unique live performance taking place at Market Square at 6pm on Saturday, this is a fire show like no other, and it’s free.

6. It’s with great excitement that the Oriel Centre, Dundalk Gaol welcome former Eurovision winner and Classic FM Hall of Fame Composer, Eimear Quinn to its stage on Saturday 9th December at 8.30pm for a very special, uplifting night of music.

7. The Carlingford Christmas Craft Fair takes place at the Foy Centre on Sunday 3rd December featuring lots of lovely unique Christmas gifts for your nearest and dearest. With plenty of participating sea louth restaurants in the town, there is no shortage of mouth-watering seafood on offer, so why not make a day of it!

8. Visit Santa at Fitzpatrick’s Bar & Restaurant, another sea louth restaurant stamp collection point, on 2/3, 9/10, 15/16/17 and 21/22/23 December. Diners can bring children in to see Santa in his grotto, where they will receive a complimentary gift.

9. An Táin is the setting for a family double bill of ‘Arthur Christmas’ and a kids Christmas Crafting workshop on 9th December. The event costs €30 for a family of four, including drinks and snacks.

10. Drogheda Musical Society lights up the stage with the warmth and wonder of the season with A Christmas Cabaret, their debut performance of festive Christmas melodies and songs from your favourite musicals. It takes place in Droichead Arts Centre on Saturday 16th December.





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