We hope you all enjoyed the wonderful ‘Christmas in Thomastown’ weekend held on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of December, which started off the Festive Season in the town. The kids made Christmas cookies covered in sparkles at the School of Food and clay Christmas decorations in the afternoon at the Pottery Skills School.
The magic of Christmas was captured at the ‘Light Parade’, which was led through the streets of Thomastown by the Scouts and followed by the colourful Hip Hop Group. The crowd carried creative lanterns, some made at workshops given by local artists. There was heightened excitement as Santa arrived in his Magical Fire Engine to turn on the Christmas lights. This was followed by a movie at Thomastown Community Centre.
A big thank you to all the volunteers who made this event possible, and a thank you to the Kilkenny Council Yulefest for their sponsorship towards the event.
The shop windows are sparkling and this year our Junior Judges, the 5th Grade at St Mary’s National School, picked their best Christmas windows for The Annual Christmas window Competition: We would like to congratulate the following:
- 1st place: The Hub
- 2nd place: The Blackberry Café
- 3rd place: O’Keeffe’s Newsagents
- Special Commendation: Clay Creations
Don’t forget to take a walk around the square to admire the windows!