MacDonagh Junction kicks off its Christmas season this weekend with a live broadcast by KCLR’s Sue Nunn Show from 10am to 12noon on Friday featuring interviews and gift ideas, cooking advice from across the stores in the centre and entertainment.
It’s not Christmas without the main man and this year MacDonagh have decided to offer a FREE Santa. He arrives by vintage car on Saturday December 1st at 2pm to Santa’s Cabin in Workhouse Square. Saturday will be a day of fun with a DJ, Mrs Claus, elves, children’s entertainer and free face painting from 1pm. It promises to be a great day no matter what the weather.
Santa will be in his cabin Thursday to Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult and present a receipt from a shop within MacDonagh Junction. There is an option to get a professional photo and sleeve with Santa for just €5.
There are naughty or nice report cards available at the customer service desk on the mall. Parents and children alike see the benefits of these report cards as they tick off their daily good deeds.
Workhouse Crafts is trading in Mac Donagh Junction since 2009. Every first Sunday, for Art’s Week and for the pre Christmas season craftspeople and artists come together to exhibit and sell. Many different crafts are represented with wood turning, jewellery, stained glass, felting, knitting, embroidery and sewing, millinery, candle making, soaps, cards, books, accessories, slate art and ironcraft. They sell on the day, take commissions and make to order. Come and meet the craftspeople and enjoy the unique quality of handcrafted products each weekend in December starting from 10am on Saturdays and 12noon on Sundays.
The excellent parking offer of just €2 for 3 hours continues to be available in MacDonagh Junction over the Christmas period. Centre Manager Donie Butler said “it has made a noticeable difference for people coming to the centre, parking fees are always a concern but the current ‘long stay’ offer is very good and shoppers are more relaxed instead of rushing to get out before an hour lapses”.