Sophie Freeman of Sophie’s Soaps with Santa and The Christmas Fairies (Make a Wish Foundation).

The Railway Christmas Market continues this weekend

The Railway Christmas Market continues on Saturday and Sunday December 17 and 18, with an exciting line-up of stalls and activities.

They include Celtic Churros, jewellery and gem stones, honey, candles, knitted head-bands, face-painting, table cloths, Barry O’Connell, landscape artist, Edwina Gilroy massage therapist and wellbeing practitioner, Nuevo Sol, Mac Tir Farm, 4HandsFood, Ali’s Bakes, Breaks4Bakes, Christmas wreaths, Hoover Boomers, Jane’s Home Baking, By the Danube-Candles, Magdalena Weber, jewellery and painting, pet accessories, Glamour Home Décor, Christmas trees, Rosemary Langtry artist, Teresa Doyle Bespoke Dolls, Macramé, photographic prints, books, original cards, wood crafts, hot-dogs and ice-cream.

Also at the Railway Christmas Market next weekend there will be a fairground attraction with two children’s amusement rides.

Santa continues to give out presents to children and adults (no one is too old to visit Santa!)

The Railway Christmas Market have supported the following charities over the four weekends: Make A Wish foundation, North Westmeath Hospice, TEAM, and finally St Vincent de Paul on the 17 and 18 December.

Congratulations to Ian from Empowerment Plus on his presentation of wood crafts – bird boxes, chess boards and stained glass to name but a few. There is still time to pick up a Christmas Present at Ian’s stall.

The Railway Christmas Market team are grateful to Aisling Coleman and Mullingar Chamber, Westmeath County Council, Westmeath Arts, Mullingar Town Band, Mullingar Arts Centre, Lift Hire Mullingar, Annebrook House Hotel, Buckley’s SuperValu, Cleary Electrical, Value Centre, Specsavers, Wines Direct, Nissan Opel Mullingar, Fagan Toymaster, Slanemore Farm and Nursery for their generous support for the Market and in particular for all of the charities who have benefited from Santa’s Grotto, raffle and donations.

Even the doggies had some fun and had a photo taken with Santa. Thank you to Darina Golden for looking after that and supporting a local dog charity.

Santa has been busy the last few weeks. Thank you to the volunteers for putting on the red suit and creating a magical experience for all who visited Santa’s Grotto. Santa was assisted by elves from Mullingar Town Band.

What is Christmas without music, singing and dancing? Entertainment was provided by Aisling Gaudet Song Club, The Sneaky Tequilas, Enda Cassidy, John Smith, Danny Murray, Rose Carey of Celtic Blondes, Sweet Tunes, Mullingar Town Band and Emerald Lake Academy of Irish Dance.

Next weekend visitors can look forward to seeing Energy Plus School of Dance, Elevate Dance, Enda Cassidy and Mullingar’s answer to Michael Bublé, John Smith.

Once again, the crew invite everyone to go along and enjoy the Christmas spirit and support The Railway Christmas Market Mullingar, along with the many stall holders who have travelled from far and near with their varied crafts and creations. Visitors are supporting small local and Irish businesses, young entrepreneurs and charity.

Wishing you all a very happy Christmas from The Railway Christmas Market stall-holders.