Christmas Craft Fair and Artisan Food Markets

Arklow’s Main Street will see Christmas gift ideas, crafts and much more on Sunday 11th December as the Main Street will close to traffic from 12pm – 6pm for Arklow Christmas Festival Committee’s Christmas Craft Fair and Artisan Food Markets.

The street will be closed from Paddy Powers to the turn off for Ferrybank, where shoppers will get the opportunity to pick up some great gifts for Christmas and enjoy some great free entertainment at the same time.


There will be something to suit ages on the day, with a Live Crib, Arklow Majorettes Display from 1pm – 2pm, Christmas Jumper competition from 12-4.30pm, sponsored by Mc Mullans (just call in to Deirdre in Mc Mullans to Register) with some great prizes to be won just for wearing your festive Christmas Jumper, could not be easier.


AMA Busking competition will be another feature on the day running at various locations on the Main Street from 12-6pm with judging from 2pm- 4pm, with some great prizes to be won.

Inbhear Mor Performance Ensemble will entertain the crowds from  4pm – 5pm and guaranteed to bring festive cheer to everyone.

The Prize giving of the Xmas Jumper and Busking competition will take place at 5pm – 5.15pm at the Bandstand on Main Street

Thanks to everyone for their help and support especially the traders of the town.

Christmas Market Stand

Don’t forget if you would like to have a stand at the Christmas Market to contact Linda Mc Donald at Arklow Municipal Offices, Main Street, Arklow for application form. E-mail Linda at or phone the AMD office on 0402 42700.


Shop local this Christmas and support local jobs and traders. Enter the Golden Ticket draw by dropping into any of the  participating Traders supporting the Arklow Christmas Festival 2016, it is free and has a prize fund in excess of €2,000, draw will take place on Saturday 17th December.

Check out Arklow Christmas Festival Facebook page for Times and location of events. Please like and share our page with your friends.

Santa Dash

Saturday 27th don’t forget the Santa Dash and get your outfit ready for another fun day brought to you by Arklow Christmas Festival Committee

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