Press Release   – 21st September 2020


‘A reimagined Christmas Experience safely wrapped up for Enniscorthy’

Enniscorthy Municipal District in partnership with Enniscorthy Castle, Enniscorthy Chamber and local hoteliers and traders are delighted to confirm that Enniscorthy is planning now for the festive season ahead. The town center will be open for business and safe to enjoy come wintertime.  A re-imagined Santa’s Enchanted Castle event will return to the Castle for Christmas 2020 despite the challenges of Covid19. Running from November 21st, the popular children’s event will operate Thursdays to Sundays over twenty one days until Dec 23rd. General sale tickets will go live this Friday 25th September on

Come to Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford this Christmas for a Santastic time. We have re-imagined our seasonal experience for 2020 so although it will be different you are guaranteed Christmas cheer at a safe event and indeed a great atmosphere and offering all around the town” says Mr Ger Mackey, Enniscorthy Municipal District Manager, Wexford Co Co. “Hotel pre-sale Covid safe ‘sleep over’ packages are currently on offer and selling well, it is important we attract visitors to the banks of the Slaney to bolster the local economy while lifting the spirits of our townspeople too. Event and patron safety will be our number one priority. The magic of Christmas can’t be lost to Covid19”.

Visitors and locals alike can check-in for Christmas at Santa HQ on Castle Street to be entertained theatre style at the children’s live Character & Carol Show. Patrons will be entertained by members of Rathnure Pantomime Society from the stage in The Athenaeum before the Enniscorthy Elves escort each individual group pod of six down Castle Hill to Santa’s Enchanted Castle. There a socially distanced Santa and Mrs Claus will greet & gift each group from their ground floor winter garden wonderland.

The forty-five minute tour priced very reasonably from €15 will finish with a leisurely trip on the Tinsel Town Train from its Church Street base around Enniscorthys main streets in a square six minute route. New for 2020, train passengers are sure to enjoy commentary from the ‘Conductor without a Claus’ driving up front. Winter themed windows throughout the town center and log house shopping cabins are planned for Market Square.

Cllr Barbara-Anne Murphy, Chair of Enniscorthy Municipal District commented “Christmas is more important this year than ever before and I am heartened to see so many groups working together with the Council, Chamber and traders to have Enniscorthy light up for Christmas”. Festival organisers urge all to keep an eye on the press for further announcements and during the countdown to click onto the Santas Enchanted Castle website or Facebook page for event competitions and festive previews. We have the Christmas experience safely wrapped up for 2020 in Enniscorthy.