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A Little Taste of Christmas in Donegal Town Sunday 25th November

The Donegal Town Annual Christmas Food Event ‘A Little Taste of Christmas’ will be held this Sunday, 25th November 2012, from 11am to 6.30pm in the Abbey Hotel , Donegal Town.

This festive fun day marks the launch of the Christmas period in Donegal Town, in conjuction with the official switching on of Christmas Lights, on the Diamond in the centre of town, at 7.30pm.




Over 60 stands are taking part in an indoor Festive Market which will be offering the very best of quality local goods in food, craft, wooden traditional toys and decorations, along with a host of Christmas gift ideas, entertainment and much more throughout the day.




Organised by the Taste of Donegal Food Festival committee, under the direction of the local Community Chamber, this promises to be another exciting day full of the tastes and spirit of Christmas. The committee have built up a solid reputation, over the last few years, for putting on professional and entertaining shows aimed at encouraging shoppers to buy local whenever they can.


Community Chef Brian McDermott at last years Donegal Taste of Christmas

Cookery Demonstrations will operate throughout the day in the Demo Area - This year they are:

12.00pm - 1.00pm
Siansplan Christmas E-Book Launch
1.15pm - 2.15pm
Brian Mc Dermott Community Chef
2.30pm – 3.30pm
Anthony Armstrong WACS
3.45pm – 4.45pm
Brian Mc Dermott Community Chef
5.00pm – 6.00pm
Anthony Armstrong WACS



McGettigan's famous Sausages will be one of the many local stands exhibiting

Childrens Events during the day

12.00pm – 7.00pm
Santa’s Grotto
1.00pm – 6.00pm
Christmas Movies
1.00pm – 4.00pm
Face painting
6.00pm - 7.00pm
Mr Scallywags Christmas Puppet Show
7.30pm
Christmas Light Switch On with Santa & Friends




Products on display and for sale will include:

Hampers, Breads, Cakes & Puddings, Wine’s, Champagne andLiqueurs. Cheeses, Chutney, and Relish’s. Hotel and Restaurant Vouchers, Jewellery, Toys for Big Boys, Robots, Pets & Accessories. Ladies and Gents Gift sets with Perfumes and Aftershaves. Christmas Cards, Calendars & Candles. Health, Hair, Lifestyle, Beauty & Dental Products with expert advice, Ladies and Gents Clothing including Handmade Tweeds & Knits, Electrical Goods, Confectionery, Photography, Art work and Pottery, Household, Furniture, Garden& Wood Products. Cooking Oils, Turkey and Ham!

Edel Doherty from Turning Point Design see http://www.turningpointdesign.org/

You can Download the Donegal Taste of Christmas Festival Stand layout, in PDF format, HERE.

Entry fee to the Taste of Christmas Venue at the Abbey Hotel is €3 for adults and €1 for children and the Town's Christmas Lighting ceremony is Free on the Diamond at 7.30pm.

For more see http://www.atasteofdonegal.com/?page_id=1719

Zack

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It is written & curated by Zack Gallagher, Donegal Town, Co Donegal, Ireland.

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