Clonmel Chamber welcomed Santa and his Elves to Clonmel last Saturday afternoon as part of their Christmas in Clonmel initiative. Santa's grotto at The Main Guard attracted hundreds of children and adults over the course of the afternoon.
The Chamber hosted the event with some financial assistance from South Tipperary County Council and Clonmel Borough Council.
“We were delighted with the turnout on the day, there was a definite buzz about the town all day” said Clonmel Chamber President, Tina Mulhearne. “ Santa was very popular and over tow hundred children got the chance to meet him in his grotto. Each child went away with a gift bag and a certificate from Santa” she added.
While the younger children were awestruck by the grotto and its occupant, there was also plenty of excitement at the arrival of Paul Walsh from Meteor award winning band Royseven. “Paul really went out of his way to make sure that everyone that wanted to meet him and get a photo was accommodated. Both the Mayor and Paul really added to the excitement at the event” said Chamber CEO, Brian Cleary.
Paul Walsh was joined by Santa, Mayor Ryan and the Chamber President in turning on the Christmas lights in the town centre just after half past four. The event has been hailed as a major success and the Chamber has already begun making plans for a repeat event in December 2012. « Back to All News Stories