The Ballina Frosty Salmon Fest will open with a bang this Saturday December 6th when Santa Claus arrives into town and will begin the journey to his fantastic grotto in the Military Barracks, Market Square.
The parade will begin at Jim Brown’s Lane/Ruby Brown’s Beauty at 4pm, where the children will escort him up through Pearse St, onto Tone St and finally to the grotto. It’s time to get in the Christmas spirit, so bring your Santa hats and festive cheer and don’t miss out on the grand opening of the Frosty Salmon Fest.
Further excitement is in store as The Santa Polar Express train will depart Ballina Train Station this Saturday December 13th at 11.20am for a special train ride with the man himself –this promises to be one of the highlights of the weekend for young and old alike. Tickets (€10) are in limited supply and are available from Ballina Festival Office on O’Rahilly St or by 096 79814.
IMC in Ballina are also showcasing the newest Christmas movie “Get Santa” which will premiere on Saturday afternoon, December 13th at 3.30pm. Come see the hottest movie of the Christmas period with Mrs Claus and her elves and enjoy all the fun and festivities of Christmas on the big screen. All ticket sales will be going to Childline, all the more reason to get out and witness this fantastic charity screening.
The Mistletoe Market will take place in the picturesque Military Quarter in the Market Square Ballina from Thursday December 18th- Sunday December 21st and there is still time for your stall or table to be included in the winter wonderland. All proceeds from the market will go towards the St. Muredach’s Church Restoration Fund and anyone who wants to set up a stall is urged to contact the Ballina Parish office at (096- 70555) between 9am and 6pm.
From Carol singing to the Grinch Hunt, not forgetting the €10,000 Christmas Cracker Loyalty giveaway, free parking and a foodie extravaganza, there is an action-packed and truly festive line-up in store.The Frosty Salmon Fest is not to be missed and one that every family will want to experience as the highlight of the Christmas calendar.