The Mullingar Chamber in conjunction with the Westmeath County Council were delighted to host the annual Christmas Market last weekend.
The event which is now the largest Christmas market in the Midlands took place once again on Mount Street and saw crowds attend from all around the area. The market brought Christmas cheer to the town with lots of fun festive activities for the whole family, a fabulous of array of over 80 food and craft stalls, Santa and Mrs Claus, vintage children’s attractions and the indoor cinema.
We have had tremendous support locally for the event and would like to thank all our volunteers, Civil Defence, Order of Malta, Mullingar Tidy Towns, Mount Street Traders and local schools.
The staff of Westmeath County Council who braved the wintery weather conditions clearing streets and paths to ensure the safety of the public over the four days.
This community effort thrives on the collaboration of the town’s retail and business community working alongside Westmeath County Council. A huge thank you to the Mullingar Men’s Shed who built Santa a wonderful new home for his time in Mullingar.
Over the four days, we have had a fantastic array of local school choirs, musical groups and musicians who took centre stage on Market Square and provided a magical welcoming atmosphere to all our visitors.
We would like to thank all our sponsors including Lidl Ireland, Mc Namee Tyres, Permanent TSB, Apache Pizza, Marlinstown Business Park, Forest Park Business Park, Kelbuild, Buckley’s SuperValu, Mileage Tyres, The Greville Arms Hotel, Bloomfield House Hotel, C & D Foods, Mc Donald’s Mullingar, Quality Tractor Parts, Bank of Ireland.
We would also like to thank specific local businesses who provided direct assistance The Annebrook Hotel, The Mullingar Park Hotel, The Planning Partnership, CL Skip Hire, Harbour Place Shopping Centre, Keyguard Security, IDASO, Matthews Audio Visual, O Sullivan Safety, Cookie Web, Lift Hire, ORS, The Chambers Bar, Columbia Bar, Skyfab, SJF Productions and Aras An Mhuilinn.
The event received some fantastic media coverage from Midlands 103 and TG4 and we would like to congratulate our two local Irish speakers who represented the town, Matt Nolan and Caroline Robinson.
Chamber President, Tom Hyland said that we are looking forward to next years event already and have some fantastic ideas to make the event bigger and better for the town. We would welcome any suggestions on how to continuously improve the event.