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Christmas tractors to light up Nenagh

Thursday, 20th December, 2018 9:00am
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Christmas tractors to light up Nenagh
Christmas tractors to light up Nenagh

Ballycommon Sponsored Ride along with the Agricultural Contractors of North Tipp ('Fifty Shades of Hay') are joining forces to bring a spectacular event to the streets of Nenagh this Saturday evening.

Proudly supporting the charity Embrace Farm, the event will see over 30 types of farm machinery lit up with thousands of Christmas lights and decorations. They will be joined by Santa, Mrs Claus and a host of Disney characters as they parade through the town of Nenagh.

Our day starts at 2pm when we will have musical entertainment outside the Bank of Ireland to get people into the Christmas spirit. Members of the In Tune for Life Orchestra will kick off proceedings with an Irish twist to some of your favourite Christmas tunes.

Following that, the newly formed choir 'Fifty shades of Grey', under the musical direction of Libby Grey, will sing some Christmas favourites and encourage us to join in the singalong. Local talented singer and musician Lisa Manning will be joining us to add a bit of class as she continues to entertain us with her amazing voice.

A few surprise guests will be joining in on the fun and if you feel like belting out a tune or two, come and join us; we'd be delighted to see you.
Throughout the afternoon our Disney friends will be on the streets of Nenagh to meet and greet, as well as joining in in the fun. As 5.30pm approaches, word reaches us that Santa and Mrs Claus are gone missing en route to our parade. This is where we will need your help. We'll be asking all the children for their help to find Santa and Mrs Claus.

To make matters worse, Rudolf and Santa's sleigh have gone missing too and we need to find them as they are a big part of the parade. Nenagh Fire Brigade and the local gardaí are called in to assist in the 'Search for Santa'.

Rumour has it that Santa and Mrs Claus were spotted in the vicinity of Supermac's in Nenagh as Santa is very fond of a burger! Eventually, when Santa is found and reunited with his sleigh, our parade can commence.

The route takes us through Kenyon Street, along Pearse Street and up Kickham Street. Pearse Street will be closed for the duration of the parade as the convoy will come to a stop to give everyone the chance to meet Santa and see the farm machinery up close.

Also helping Santa through the parade on his sleigh will be local children on their 'Christmas Lights Pedal Tractors'. This will be your chance to take photos with Santa, Mrs Claus and all the Disney characters, as well as photograph the machinery with all their Christmas lights. Of course, Santa will have treats for all the children, so make sure to come and join us for this colourful Christmas event.

The Christmas fun starts at 2pm with our Christmas music and Disney characters 'meet & greet'. Our 'Search for Santa' kicks off at 5.30pm, with the parade starting at 6pm. Throughout the day, outside Supermac's on Pearse Street a trailer-load of timber will be parked, and we will be selling raffle tickets for your chance to win this wonderful prize. Tickets are €2 each or three tickets for €5.

Stalls on the street will be selling candy floss, pop corn, hot chocolate and hand-held kiddies' Christmas lights.

All proceeds from the day will go the charity that we are proudly supporting, Embrace Farm, and we would be grateful for your support. Looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday from 2pm and we'll all make it a magical day.

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