GLOW, a Cork Christmas on the Grand Parade continues until Friday December 22



Presented by Cork City Council, GLOW, a Cork Christmas Celebration returns to the Grand Parade this Wednesday December 20th and will remain open until Friday December 22nd.

Every weekend since December 1st, large crowds have visited GLOW where they have been mesmerised by Cork Santa’s Workshop at Bishop Lucey Park, enjoyed the Food Markets on the Grand Parade and experienced fantastic views of Cork from the Ferris Wheel.


If you haven’t yet visited GLOW, there is still time!

Bishop Lucey Park will be open Wednesday to Friday this week from 4.30pm to 8.30pm. Designed by Dowtcha Puppets visitors will see the preparations underway for the big day – the elves are busy sorting, testing and wrapping the presents, the sleigh up on blocks is getting ready for the big trip and the reindeer in the back field are having some final training. The sacks of presents are being lined up, children are posting their letters and you can catch a glimpse of Santa waving down from his balcony.

The Christmas Market on the Grand Parade will also be open Wednesday to Friday from 12noon to 8.30pm, and a host of choirs from all over Cork will sing Christmas songs and carols, including Mahon Concert Band, CIT Flute Ensemble, Bonne Chanson, Cork City Musical Society and Marina Melodics.

GLOW will continue to go GREEN and the public are being encouraged to recycle at GLOW. The Food Traders will serve their food in special compostable containers while Green GLOW Elves will be on the Grand Parade to answer questions about recycling.

This week and on past through the holidays, discover amazing views of Cork City on the 30 metre Ferris Wheel which is open from 12noon to 9pm until Sunday January 7th, every day except Christmas Day, and with early closing at 4pm on Christmas Eve and on New Year’s Eve.

Opening hours of GLOW Wednesday December 20th to Friday December 22nd:

  • Bishop Lucey Park 4.30pm-8.30pm
  • Food Markets on the Grand Parade: 12noon-8.30pm
  • Ferris Wheel and Carousel: 12noon-9pm

Cork’s 96FM, C103 and the Evening Echo are the media sponsors of GLOW