Rathdrum Christmas Festival

The Rathdrum Christmas Festival gets underway next weekend (2nd & 3rd Dec) and promises festive fun for all the family!

Switching on the Christmas lights in Rathdrum is always a special event and this year promises to be the best yet with lots of Christmas celebrations and surprises over the weekend

The celebrations kick off on Saturday at 1.30pm in the Market Square with a Christmas Market. A selection of traders will be in attendance to ensure a wide range of Christmas goodies and gifts will be on offer.

DJ Albert will be in attendance all day Saturday with Christmas tunes to spread the Christmas cheer

The family fun begins at 3pm and runs until 6pm with lots of music, special performances, carol singing, face painting and plenty of surprises on the day!

Santa’s arrival at 4.30pm will be eagerly anticipated and this year the Christmas lights will be switched on by one local child.


On Sunday, there will be a Christmas Family movie night in the RDA hall in Rathdrum at 5pm

This is an opportunity for families to relax and enjoy a family favourite Christmas movie. Entry is €3 per child (including a drink and snack) and Adults are free


The Rathdrum Festival Committee would like to thank the volunteers, residents and business’ of Rathdrum and Arklow Municipal District Council for their continued support.

The Christmas lights  are admired by locals and visitors and thanks to this support Rathdrum will continue to shine bright at Christmas for many years to come!

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