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Christmas Fun in Carlow!

During the month of December, there are so many magical things to do in Carlow from Christmas concerts and shows, building your own wreaths to visiting Santa’s Reindeers. This is what makes December the perfect time to visit Carlow and it is sure to get you into the festive spirit too.


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Rathwood’s aim is to make Christmas the most wonderful time of year for you and your family.

They are hosting a range of activities to make your visit special, from their Santa Experience to Christmas shopping ,

They have everything you need to make the perfect family day out this season.

Festive Wreath Craft Workshops


Dates: 11th – 12th December

Learn to create your very own Christmas wreath to dress your door & be the envy of all your neighbours.

You will be talked threw through the selection of fabrics and trimmings in your kit and be given a demonstration of how to create your wreath that you get to take home at the end of the night

Christmas Concert at St Mary's Church Bagenalstown

Date: 23rd of December – 7:30pm

Come along to an evening of Christmas carols and songs on Thursday 23rd of December with proceeds going to BEAM Services.

As well as hearing some glorious music, There will also be a raffle on the night with some very exciting prizes!

Christmas Carols at Gateway Church

Date: 19th of December – 7:30pm

Gateway Church are hosting their annual event- Carols at Gateway Church.

Join them for a family festive night together of carols, cheer, festive treats and much more.

Visit Santa's Reindeers at the Arboretum

Santa sends his reindeer to Ireland to get ready for their long journey on Christmas Eve and they can now be visited free of charge at the Arboretum.

Donner and Blitzen are resting up in Carlow  before their busiest night of the year.

They love a bit of company though so drop in with your family to say hi and wish them luck for their voyage.

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