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GLOW Cork 2019

GLOW is Cork’s ultimate Christmas celebration. Visit the festive installation in Bishop Lucey Park, soar high above Cork on a giant Ferris wheel and indulge in our festive market and entertainment on the Grand Parade this Christmas.



Christmas will land in Cork with the switching on of the Christmas Lights on Sunday, 17th November 2019. Always a highlight in Cork, the Street party will take place on Patrick St. Cork from 6pm – 7.30pm with special guest appearances, live music, entertainment, performances and of course, the switching on of the lights for this first time in 2019! 



GLOW takes place on the following dates:

Friday 29th November to Sunday 1st December

Friday 6th December to Sunday 8th December

Friday 13th December to Sunday 15th December

Friday 20th December to Sunday, 22nd December



No trip to GLOW is complete without a visit to Bishop Lucey Park which will be magically transformed into an historic Christmas wonderland based on the theme of ‘The Night Before Christmas in Old Cork’.

Prepare to be amazed – enjoy a nostalgic and engaging experience in a traditional Christmas atmosphere. Visitors will enter Bishop Lucey Park through an ice tunnel where they will be greeted by a Chirpy Snowperson as they stroll through streets reminiscent of a medieval village.

Visitors can look through the windows of Santa’s house where Santa Claus will be sleeping in preparation of his trip to Cork with Rudolf contently dreaming at his feet.  Make sure to visit the Old Post Office “Teach Phadaí Fear an Phoist” where Padaí the Postman will show children where they can post their important letters to Santa Claus.

Bishop Lucey Park is open from 4:30pm – 8:30pm, on GLOW dates.



There’s entertainment galore in Cork city in the run up to Christmas. Each day at GLOW, local choirs, school groups and bands will add to the festive atmosphere with their renditions of Christmas favourites. Stroll by the Christmas tree to enjoy their dulcet tones.



The Markets will be open from 12pm – 8:30pm on GLOW dates, with a host of produce, gifts and food stalls from local and Irish suppliers.

Access to the Markets is free.



Every year the Ferris Wheel comes to town and is enjoyed by families, couples and friends alike.  Take a spin right to the top and gaze out over the city lights with views as far as Shandon Bells and Elizabeth Fort.

Tickets are priced as follows:

€4.00 per adult

€3.50 per child aged 3 & over

€2.00 per child under 2

A traditional Carousel is priced at €2.50 per child.

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