Festive festival to kick-start ‘normal’ Christmas

Businesses throughout the county are hopeful that the first restrictions-free Christmas since 2019 will result in a timely trading boost, even against a backdrop of consumer caution due to the current cost of living challenges.

In the county town, the final touches are being put to the 2022 Roscommon Christmas Festival, which takes place this weekend. Around the county, businesses – and the wider public – are looking forward to the first ‘normal’ Christmas season since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in early 2020.

This week, Roscommon Chamber of Commerce urged the public to concentrate their festive season shopping in the locality. “Every €20 spent locally is worth €100 to the local economy” the Chamber said in a statement issued to the Roscommon People.

The festive atmosphere is set to build in Roscommon town this Saturday and Sunday, 10th and 11th of December (1-6 pm) when a Christmas Festival takes place. There will be music, street performances and a Christmas Market featuring over 50 stalls, offering food, drink, and gift options, with an emphasis on local produce. Santa is due to drive through the town square on his sleigh at around 4.30 pm on both days!

The festival is a collaboration between Roscommon County Council, Roscommon LEADER, Roscommon Chamber and Roscommon Town Team.

The Chamber and the Roscommon People are once again linking up to drive home the ‘shop local’ message and are urging everyone across the county to support local businesses and local employment. See full coverage inside, and please support our advertisers. #RoscommonTogether