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Christmas at Horkans

Christmas at Horkans is our favourite time in the garden centre and is a magical part of the Christmas season.

In Horkans Castlebar, our Special Santa Post Box is ready for all your letters and is in our special Christmas Winter Wonderland which has some special visitors right now! Rudolph has enlisted some of his friends to help us out for the next few weeks so pop in and meet Santa’s deer. Visitors of all ages will be enchanted by these beautiful animals so come along and say hello before they have to take off on some very important business.

Santa will be making a special appearance to collect all of the letters from our Special Santa Post Box at 3pm. He will be in Horkans Castlebar every weekend at 3pm from Saturday the 2nd of December to the 23rd December. When Santa has read all your letters, Mrs Clause and the elves will make sure he replies so be sure to put your email on the back of your letter!

Our Christmas Shop is now open in our Turlough Castlebar, Galway, Glen of the Downs and Sligo stores. To help you get in the Christmas spirit we have specially selected some great Christmas offers for you and your family to choose from.

We have a fantastic range of artificial Christmas trees available, ranging from 2ft up to 9ft. Some of these are pre-strung with Christmas lights so all you have to do is to add the decorations!

Real Christmas trees will be in store from December 1st. Our specially selected premium Nordmann Fir Christmas Trees are renowned for their rich full green foliage and non-shedding needles. Make it a fun family trip to choose your real Christmas tree this year. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening in December we will have a candlelit entrance to all our stores and hot chocolate for the children.

There are lots of things happening from choirs singing carols in Turlough to Santa arriving in a helicopter in the Glen.

Christmas is a time full of magic and celebrations and we hope to see you very soon so you can share the experience with Horkans.

Here are some dates for your Christmas Calendar;

Friday 1st December:

Real Christmas trees go on sale.
Saturday 2nd – 23rd December:

Santa visits Horkans Turlough to collect the children’s letters.
Saturday 9th December:

Castlebar Musical Society will be singing beautiful Christmas carols from 12:00 to 13:30.

Chase and Marshall from Paw Patrol will be popping in to take photos and help us celebrate.
Sunday 10th December:

Chase and Marshall from Paw Patrol will help you and your family enjoy your Christmas shopping trip.
Every Sunday at 4pm:

Demonstrations on how to decorate your Christmas tree, some great handy hints and tips to help you create a beautiful Christmas tree.
Saturday 16th December:

Mayo Youth Orchestra singing carols from 13:30 to 14:30.

Eilis Treacy reads extracts from her new book ‘Santa Writes Back’ from 14:30 to 17:00.

Chase and Marshall from Paw Patrol appearing at 13:30 and 16:30 – take a photo and join in the fun and games.
Sunday 17th December:
Irish Therapy Dogs will be in store – Children can have a ride on a dog-drawn mini cart.

Horkans Wicklow: Something very special will happen on Saturday the 9th of December at Horkans. At 1pm Santa will be arriving by helicopter to say a quick hello to all the families. Make sure you don’t miss this very special visit
Make it a fun family trip to choose your real Christmas tree this year. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening in December, flickering candlelight will greet you and your family when you visit Horkans. Children can enjoy a refreshing hot chocolate as you browse our specially selected gifts and trinkets before you choose the perfect Christmas tree for your home

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